Rising Up From Prostitution In Nashville For prostitutes looking to get drug free and off the streets, the Magdalene program in Nashville, Tenn., provides a model for healing. Magdalene offers housing, therapy and a business that helps the women gain respect. They make lotions and balms, products intended to heal others and themselves.
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Rising Up From Prostitution In Nashville

For prostitutes looking to get off the streets, the Magdalene program is a model for healing.

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Tara Adcock (pictured) and Sheila Simpkins drive through Nashville, revisiting the streets they used to walk. Stephen Alvarez for NPR hide caption

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A young woman is arrested for prostitution on Dickerson Road in Nashville. Stephen Alvarez for NPR hide caption

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