Jason was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and sent to John School, a one-day program led by former prostitutes, health experts, psychologists and law enforcement officers who discuss the risks of hiring a prostitute. Through this program, Jason learns that cities are shifting their focus from locking up suppliers to educating buyers.
It helped Jason see that this is not a victimless crime, and that he was contributing to the exploitation of women. Prostitution has been a one-sided battle focused on the women who offer sex. He was only cited for a misdemeanor and fined, but the prostitute he was with was jailed for four months.
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