The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with. Escape is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre memoirs you are ever likely to Written by Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the. A member of Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she.

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If there is anything that Jessop’s account makes abundantly clear, it’s that women who have had obedience beaten into them since they were children are anything but free. It describes a world that is hard to believe exists in the U. There are some language issues here and there and it is full of references to sex. I loved her book Triumph so I had to read Escape. She grabbed that duplicity perfectly.

Escape from Polygamy Body Politic s Events Speakers Seminars Resources Carolyn Jessop escaped from a polygamous marriage with her eight children and became the first woman ever to be awarded full custody of her children in a suit against the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Otherwise, they would never accept their miserable lives! Sexual assault sentence is expected today for polygamist”.

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A religion that belives that the Men are the rulers,Women are to be nothing more than slaves,and do as they are told,and the wife can be of any age,starting at age 12,the esczpe the better,in fact.

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I couldn’t put this book down, so I read it in one day. I would have given more stars if the writing was better. When she was jesaop years old she had an arranged marriage Merril Jessop, a man 30 years older than her and who already had three wives.


Escape by Carolyn Jessop. She was so grateful that her eyes misted over and I somehow knew stuffed animals were a foreign item in her world.

Escape from FLDS is not easy. Subsequently, she sued for custody of her children, and in became “the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS.

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No, the scariest part is the complete and systematic control and degradation of women and children that occurs in this society. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. So I wasn’t even able to tell my younger sister I was getting married and what was happening to me because they wouldn’t allow it. Even the local police officers are members of the cult and will not support a wife who seeks to emancipate herself or her family.

I feel deeply for all of the women and children who did not manage to get out and realize that they actually had rights and didn’t have to follow the prophet blindly. She shows with example after example how children are indoctrinated into believing this is all normal, then with chilling detail, shows how impossible it is for a woman to leave FLDS. Feb 03, Megan rated it it was ok. No one in love with being a victim could ever have the spark of hope of leaving that nightmare on earth, much less made a concrete plan under the circumstances with which she had to work.


They believe all sorts of wonky things that I see as wonky because I was not born into it, so, from the outside, that stuff just seems crazy jacked up. It happened all the time and everybody knew it happened and it was kind of a way of life. I just thank God that America’s Most Wanted was able to “capture” the guy that became the Leader of this so called religion. I had the book right there! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I tried to be kind and lenient in this regard, at first.

It jessp an intense experience. But beyond the servile and abusive to individuality “form” is also the occurrence of vile e This is the most thorough detailing of this particular cultural and religious context to this sect’s mode reality that Eescape ever come across.

Jun 20, Laura Debenham rated it liked it. I think that in the community people did have their limits when it came to physical violence of what was okay and what was not okay. I knew she would go only if Merril agreed, so I called him