Last week Netflix released its newest docuseries, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, a four-part true crime documentary that follows how leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) controlled the lives of members, with Warren Jeffs, the leader of the church, at the center of it all.
Warren Jeffs is the "president and prophet" of the FLDS—even from behind bars. Inheriting the position after his father, Rulon Jeffs, who passed away in 2002, he assumed the leadership role and had numerous wives (but more on that later). He took control of members’ finances and cut them off from the outside world, per Entertainment Weekly.
By the time he rose to power as the president of the FLDS, it was believed that he had around 20 wives. However, by the time he was arrested, he had 78—twenty-four of which were under the age of 17—in addition to his one legal spouse, according to the Washington Post.