Traffickers may use direct imprisonment or something very similar to imprisonment, as a method of control. Again, this may vary according to the form of trafficking, the location and the stage in the trafficking process.
Examples of imprisonment that have been seen include brothels where victims were held in locked buildings, agricultural workers kept in secure compounds under guard and domestic servants who are not allowed to leave houses.
Even where a person may appear to have been given some liberty this may be an illusion.
There have been cases where victims are only allowed out under the close supervision of a “guard”.