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Category Archives: Doug Bennett

Escape from Bondage

I was born in Ridgecrest, out in the desert two hours from Bakersfield. There’s a lot of meth there and not much to do. My mom smoked and snorted it and was using all the time when I was a child but careful not to let me see her. I loved her but was hungry […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Michael Fagans, Pimps, Prostitution, Sex, Slavery

On the Avenue

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Bakersfield, Homeless, Michael Fagans, Prostitution, Sex, Slavery, The Trafficked Life