The movie is being criticized as a vehicle for conspiracy theories and misleading depictions of human trafficking — landing it in the middle of the country's politically polarized culture wars.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, hundreds of workers from India were promised jobs in what labor organizer Saket Soni calls "one of the largest cases of forced labor in modern U.S. history."
Of the 109 people currently listed as missing in South Dakota, 77 of them are indigenous. The state's legislature passed a bill this week to address the alarming crisis on and off reservations.
John Geddert, 63, who coached the women's gold medal team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, was charged Thursday with two dozen criminal counts. An official says he took his life later the same day.
Lisa Ricchio recently settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She sued the motel where she was held captive, accusing it of turning a blind eye to her abuse.
A new report finds that North Carolina's efforts to fight human trafficking improved over the last decade.
Maurice Robinson, 25, pleaded guilty to two charges related to the deaths of dozens of Vietnamese nationals in his truck trailer. He still faces 41 more charges — including 39 counts of manslaughter.
British and Vietnamese authorities conducted DNA tests of the victims, who were found dead in a truck container on Oct. 23. Police previously said the victims were Chinese nationals.
Maurice Robinson, 25, of Northern Ireland will appear in court on Monday after being charged on Saturday. So far, four others have been arrested in connection with the alleged human smuggling ring.
Ten years ago, a judge in Columbus developed a special docket that would direct women forced into sex work toward rehabilitation instead of the criminal justice system. Now it's a nationwide model.