In her book Escape, Carolyn Jessop recounts her life in Jeffs-controlled Colorado Cityand her dramatic escape. "I was not going to leave my children behind and so I basically escaped during the night when my ex-husband was away and it was very, very frightening."
She says she wasn't able to just leave because her husband was so powerful and close to Jeffs. "I basically knew too much," Carolyn says.
Carolyn says the polygamist community that she was in was very isolatedthere was no television, Internet, radios or newspapers. "Warren Jeffs locked this community down," she says. "They imposed, essentially, a morality police force that would rat on women if they weren't adhering to the proper dress code and have their hair a certain way."