Netflix’s documentary Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey earned a lot of views in just a short amount of time. Subscribers were completely captivated and swept away learning about the darkness that exists within certain polygamist sects of Mormonism. And no group was as sinister as the cult Warren Jeffs led.
In the documentary, the show reveals that authorities captured Jeffs. He is in prison to this day. But what goes on in the daily life of the cult leader?
Keep reading to find out more.
Warren Jeffs is still behind bars but isn’t having much fun there
Since Keep Sweet proved to be so popular with Netflix subscribers, TMZ did a little digging to see what they could find about Warren Jeffs’ whereabouts today.
And it doesn’t appear that the 66-year-old is having a great time behind bars.
“A rep for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice tells TMZ … Warren has been in protective custody since he arrived at the Louis C. Powledge Unit in Anderson County back in 2011,” the publication reported. “The area is designed to provide the ultimate protection for inmates … he stays in his cell for 22 hours each day … even his meals are brought to him. He’s given some rec time, but isn’t allowed to interact with other inmates.”In other words, the prison keeps a careful eye on Warren Jeffs pretty much around the clock. He’s confined to his cell and isn’t allowed to talk to others, so he’s probably not making any friends.
Jeffs was used to quite a bit of contact and control of other people, so this is definitely a big change for him. Hopefully, he never manages to make it back to the outside. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice‘s website, Jeffs is serving a life sentence for his crimes.
Keep Sweet documents the cult leader’s rise and fall
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey follows a sect of Mormonism that never stopped practicing plural marriage — the FLDS. The mainstream branch of the Mormon church opted to practice monogamy, but many Mormons believed that polygamy was an important part of the faith. Many still practice polygamy to this day.
And sadly, things really started spiraling out of control when Warren Jeffs took over as the “Prophet.”
Under Jeffs’ control, young girls were treated like livestock and traded among older men. If a man disobeyed the Prophet, Jeffs would take his wives and children and assign them to another man. Jeffs quite literally tore families apart and scared people into submission.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the trailer for the documentary yet, you can do that here:
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Nikole Behrens is a 2017 graduate of Ball State University where she finished with a degree in creative writing and a minor in Japanese. Today she is a professional writer for various companies and really enjoys contributing to TV Shows Ace.