Human trafficking takes on many different forms but is defined by exploitation, it often doesn’t involve criminal gangs or people being transported across borders. These trafficking operations can be very small and very local.
Pimp controlled prostitution is now recognised as one of the most brutal forms of human trafficking in the United States, it is characterised by violence, manipulation and coercion. It works like any other business model, the seller is the pimp/trafficker, the customer is the buyer or John and the commodity is the victim.
The Trap explores how pimps are now using prisons and jails across the United States to recruit vulnerable incarcerated women, trafficking them out of correctional facilities and into pimp-controlled prostitution.