Escaping Polygamy

2014 • Lifetime
96 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (7)

1 Leah / Hannah
This 2-hour special focuses on the dramatic work of three sisters who escaped from the polygamous cult known as the Kingston clan as young women and now help other young men, women and children to escape, preferring to face hell than spend another day inside.
2 Melanie
The girls face a challenge when one of their sisters, Melanie, contacts them about needing to leave the Order. Originally planning to wait for the most opportune moment to quietly get their sister out, plans quickly change and the escape attempt must happen amid a chaotic and violent backdrop.
3 Kathy
Shanell's aunt Kathy has decided to leave the Order after having raised sixteen children under the umbrella of the notorious cult. Kathy's youngest daughter is now of age in the Kingston Clan and ready to be married off, so Shanell must intervene and get her family into hiding as quickly as possible.
4 Rachel
Rachel, is in desperate need of breaking free from the order. Rachel's two sisters escaped the polygamous cult years ago and now Rachel wants to leave too.
5 Priscilla
A seventeen-year-old girl must flee from Utah to Nevada to escape from the clutches of polygamy and Utah's runaway laws. Having unsuccessfully attempted to escape before, Priscilla is adamant about leaving once and for all, but knows she needs the help of her friends outside the Order.
6 Little Sister
Shanell receives a letter from her fourteen-year-old half-sister crying out for help and threatening suicide.
7 Yolanda
The girls learn of a girl named Yolanda needing their help to escape from the notorious FLDS compound based in Colorado City, Arizona.

About this show

Escaping Polygamy follows three sisters who left the Kingston clan, a secretive polygamist group in Utah known as the Order, and who now help 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.

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96 reviews
Shanna Quinn
August 2, 2016
I grew up in Southeastern Idaho and a very Mormon influenced Community.. It wasn't until I was older and broaden my horizons and spiritual teachings that I found I didn't agree with the Mormon religion.. I never agreed with the teachings of Joseph Smith and because of me the missionaries quit coming to my family home until I left the area.. I wish there was some way that I can contribute to the cause and help these women.. I'm just very thankful that this is finally being brought to light..
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Cape Cod Beeezy (Carolann Breezy)
December 19, 2016
I just love this show, i didn't realise that these people werr so powerful, it's pretty messed up how they treat woman and children and i enjoy seeing them get away from "the order " anf the other much worse group.
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Salty Jellybeans
September 29, 2019
I love what these people are doing for others. I am disappointed I have to pay something to see this when I don't make enough to justify paying for any kind of tv service when I can get it for free. I literally can't even see the shows from last spring of 2019 because of this. I get up at 4am and yet I was GLUED to these programs. It altered my prayers for them.
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