Cyntoia Brown Long, convicted in complex murder case, to speak at UT about re-entering society
Cyntoia Brown’s former prosecutor knows firsthand the damage that the punitive justice system can do. He advocated for clemency for Cyntoia — and now he’s doing the same for others trapped behind bars.
Tune in to NBC 5 First at Four for a conversation with Cyntoia Brown-Long about her fight for criminal justice reform and her advocacy for sex trafficking survivors.
This Wednesday, we'll be hosting a live town hall with Cyntoia Brown, Jason Hernandez, and Chesa Boudin. We'll discuss the power of redemption, and why our leaders must recognize that power to correct the harms caused by the decades-long war on drugs. Stay tuned.
#BREAKING: Gov. Haslam grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown. Set for release on August 7th.
NEW: Cyntoia Brown, the woman who was convicted of killing her sex trafficker and sentenced to life in prison, has been released.
BREAKING: Gov. Haslam grants executive clemency to inmate Cyntoia Brown
BREAKING: Cyntoia Brown has been released from prison. The sex trafficking victim served 15 years for killing a man she says hired her as a prostitute when she was 16. Now 31, she says she'll use her experiences "to help other women and girls suffering abuse and exploitation."