Child Welfare System Takes on Polygamous Sect

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escape.jpgJudge Barbara Walther said today, "We're going to handle this as best we can, one client at a time." The "clients" are 416 children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch, seized by the State of Texas two weeks ago in a polygamy raid. As the marathon child-welfare hearing got underway today in San Angelo, Texas, mothers and father are hoping she'll give them back heir children. Carolyn Jessop, who was in a polygamous marriage as part of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints until she fled with her eight children five years ago, is author of Escape.

Credits

Guest:
Carolyn Jessop - former wife in a polygamous marriage, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis