human trafficking

US human trafficking report highlights dangers of institutionalizing children

The State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report Thursday, highlighting the state of human trafficking across the globe by ranking countries on their efforts to tackle the issue. But the report, released as the U.S. government faces international scrutiny for its processing of migrants along the southern border, is careful to differentiate between cases of "trafficking" and "smuggling."

Restaurant manager admits beating black employee

For years, John Christopher Smith suffered in silence as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work over 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say.

Wisconsin hospital works to educate about trafficked youth

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee hospital is working to teach medical providers how to identify and help children who may be victims of trafficking and exploitation.Milwaukee Public Radio ( ) reports that professor of adolescent medicine Dr. Wendi Ehrman and associate professor of pediatrics Dr. Angela Rabbitt at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin have spearheaded initiatives to teach medical professionals about the problem.