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Traffickers face mandatory life in prison under new Alabama law billed as 'toughest' in nation

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2024
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an anti-child trafficking law that raises the penalty for first-degree human trafficking to a mandatory life imprisonment sentence if the victim was a minor, a bill her office claimed is the "toughest in America." Ivey's office announced last Wednesday that the Republican leader signed the Sound of Freedom Act, also known as House Bill 42. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. Donna Givens, passed in the Senate earlier this month. The law is expected to go into effect on Oct. 1. "Human trafficking of minors...

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