Cyntoia Brown-Long

Cyntoia Brown-Long

Cyntoia Brown-Long is an author, speaker and advocate for criminal-justice reform and victims of trafficking.

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For every injustice we see in the criminal-justice system, there is a law, practice or policy that allowed it to happen. (Photo: @CBSNews/Twitter) Views
Thursday, December 26, 2019
I Was Jailed for my Trafficker’s Death. I’m Free Now—But Other Women Languish.
In August 2006, a Tennessee prosecutor convinced a jury that I was guilty of murdering a man who had trafficked me for sex. I was told to expect a sentence of 60 years. I received a life sentence. I was 16 years old. Last week, Chrystul Kizer , charged with first-degree intentional homicide and...
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