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LMN presents Escaping Polygamy, a new original documentary series that follows the work of three sisters who left the Kingston clan, a secretive polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as the Order, as they help both loved ones and strangers break free of polygamy. The series follows three sisters – Andrea, Jessica and Shanell – who, over 10 years ago, bravely escaped polygamy. Now, their mission in life is to help other young men, women and children escape the abusive polygamous lifestyle into which they were born and raised, and manage their new lives on the outside.
"Escaping Polygamy" gives viewers unprecedented access into the realities of this frightening and mysterious American subculture," said Laura Fleury, Head of Programming and Development, LMN. "Through the eyes of Andrea, Jessica and Shanell and the range of people they help, we experience the dramatic, spiritual rollercoaster that they must go through to break free of polygamy." In each one-hour episode, the sisters work with people who are in various stages of leaving polygamy - from those who are just at the point of recognizing they have to get out, to those who are actively seeking to escape, to others who are struggling to adjust to the realities of the real world and the very powerful temptation of returning to the only lifestyle they know. Viewers will learn that physically leaving the polygamous order is only the beginning of their journey.
When Jessica and Andrea left The Order they thought they would never see their family again, but when Jessica receives a frantic call in the middle of the night from their little sister Jennifer, the sisters rush to her aid. Jennifer is being forced to marry someone she doesn't love and wants out. Everyone must act quickly to get Jennifer out of town before The Order figures out yet another Kingston daughter is leaving, but a last minute stop at The Order bank leads to a dramatic confrontation with its members over their corrupt financial system.
Jessica and Kollene venture into unfamiliar territory when they learn that two sisters want to escape from a FLDS polygamist sect in Colorado City, Ariz.
Amanda's younger brother, Eskel, refuses to follow a polygamous lifestyle and wants to leave The Order; Eskel's mother learns of his plans and pleads with him to stay.
A young woman trapped in an abusive situation refuses to leave the FLDS polygamous cult without her daughter, whom church members take into hiding.
Amanda's mother wants to leave the Order, but her home is surrounded by members who keep watch over her day and night.
Two of Jessica and Shanell's siblings are being lured back to The Order by their father, Daniel.
Jessica and Kollene are contacted by a former member of The Order who fears that her elderly father's life is in danger.
The sisters receive a tip that federal agents plan to raid businesses belonging to The Order; leaders in the organization suspect an insider for revealing their secrets.
Five people who left polygamous cults share the difficulties of living on the outside. Sisters Ariel and Vanna reveal a shocking secret, Amanda's brother Eskel discovers a new calling in life, and Shanell's aunt Kathy faces a dramatic custody battle for her children. Meanwhile, Lizzy finds herself back in the grips of the cult and Leah, who left the AUB group, has embraced a new attitude on love and life.
Four escapees from polygamous groups share how they've adapted to the outside world. Yolanda has transformed physically yet is still troubled by the emotional effects the cult had on her, while lost-boy Ethan shares dark secrets about his dangerous addiction and life on the streets. Priscilla struggles to replace the family she left behind when she escaped as a child, and Shanell's younger sister, who unsuccessfully tried to escape, faces a life-changing court case.
Stories of people who left the polygamous cult include one woman's surprising new attitude about the The Order; a man coping with a family tragedy; a story of how one woman's father treated FLDS women; and an angry confrontation involving a mother and her daughter.
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