Carolyn Jessop, a woman who in 2003 escaped from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Texas, along with her eight children, has a new book out called "Triumph: Life After the Cult," and was on GMA this morning to talk about what life has been like since she left the church. She explained that her oldest daughter had returned to the cult after having been extracted, and that she has had no contact from her daughter for eight months.
Jessop spoke about the removal of hundreds of children from the Yearning For Zion FLDS ranch in 2008, a major ordeal that attracted huge attention from the media. The government "did everything wrong" during the extraction, she said. "They did a total removal without building an individual case on each child," Jessop explained, and also theorized that they thought they would be removing 60 kids, not 460.
You can read an excerpt from "Triumph" at the Good Morning America website.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post spelled Carolyn Jessop's name incorrectly. The post also incorrectly stated that Jessop escaped the YFZ ranch in 2008, when in fact she fled the FLDS community in 2003, before her sect founded the YFZ ranch. The post has been updated to correct these errors.