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Former Polygamist Doubts Long-Term Change in FLDS Communities

Former Polygamist Doubts Long-Term Change in FLDS Communities



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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioIt's the day after FLDS leader Warren Jeffs' sentencing, and at least one former polygamist says the party's over. This isn't going to make a big difference.

Flora Jessop is now a child advocate. She's skeptical the states -- Utah included -- have the commitment to effect long-term change in FLDS communities. Texas really worries her.

"You've got a compound down there that's nothing more than a concentration camp. No escape. No access. What's going on with the children in that place? Anybody know? That's what's frightening," she said.

Jessop believes more brutal leaders have taken over in Jeffs' stead. She says advocates will continue pushing states to stay on top of abuses.

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