Human trafficking becomes state legislative issue
Tyamba Lamie, 22, cries as she listens to her mother Ingrid Johnson speak to a large gathering outside the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Tyamba Lamie, who had run away from home, was forced into prostitution shortly afterwards at the age of 13. Johnson and others want to raise awareness of human trafficking. States around the country are passing laws to vacate the criminal convictions of people found to have engaged in illegal activity as victims of human trafficking. At least seven states have passed such laws. Others, including New Jersey, are considering similar legislation. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 5:08 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:08 pm.