As a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim, Brown-Long said she shot Johnny Mitchell Allen in fear for her life.
Kim Kardashian lobbied for the release of Brown, who was convicted of murdering Johnny Allen when she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim.
Cyntoia Brown is finally being released after 15 years in prison for killing a 43-year-old man who had agreed to pay her for sex when she was 16.
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The clemency granted to Brown, now 30, is a reminder that many Americans are imprisoned for crimes they committed as youths.
The life sentence for Brown, a victim of child sex trafficking, was "too harsh," the governor said.
She's serving a life sentence for the murder of a man who allegedly picked her up for sex at age 16.
Like most people I am surprised when I receive a letter in the mail the old fashioned way: with a postage stamp, delivered to my front door. But that is how the young Cyntoia Brown must communicate -- from prison.