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If only every woman who is trapped (whether they know it or not) in the FLDS could read Carolyn Jessop's inspirational book
on 18 July 2017
This is an amazing book which I'll be thinking about for a long time. Her first book was 'Escape' which told of her literally escaping from the FLDS (Fundamental Latter Day Saints) group (cult) in 2003 with her eight children.
This book gives more detail about her life after the escape including Carolyn helping the authorities and testifying in court cases to convict some of the FLDS males for the awful offences that have been (and continue to be) committed.
In 2008 the authorities in Texas raided a fairly new FLDS complex known as YFZ (Yearning for Zion) as they believed there was child abuse happening. During this raid around 500 women and children were taken away from the complex with the children being taken into temporary care. Carolyn was called upon to advise the authorities about how life with the FLDS worked. The authorities were not well prepared for this and so it wasn’t handled well with most of the women and children being returned a few weeks later into the hands of their abusers. The FLDS are immensely powerful with allies in high places and a lot of money so fighting their evil regime is not easy. Carolyn is an amazing person to do all that she has done and I applaud her highly.
Carolyn is now settled in an non-FLDS life with a new husband and most of her children (one returned to the FLDS when she was 18 years of age). I wish Carolyn the very best and much happiness. I would love to read more in years to come of her life post-FLDS and hope she is inspiring more and more women to follow her lead and make their escape. I also hope that the authorities learn from all that has gone wrong in the past and provide a safe and supportive environment for those who leave the FLDS in subsequent years.