Here's what you should know about Cyntoia Brown

Supporters rejoice after sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown granted clemency

Sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison at age 16 for killing man who hired her for sex will be free in August

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder she committed at age 16.

Now 30, Brown would not have been eligible for parole until age 50. Now that Haslam has commuted her sentence, she will be free in August.

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Not long after the news broke, Brown started trending on Twitter.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Some used the moment to advocate for others in Brown’s situation.

 
 

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