Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

For years, civil rights advocates and celebrities have been combating for Cyntoia Brown’s freedom. Now, these efforts have paid off. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted Brown, 30, clemency on Monday. She was convicted of homicide and sentenced to life in jail after fatally taking pictures John Allen, 43, who she says solicited her for intercourse. Brown was simply 16 on the time.

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