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TN Gov grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown, sex-trafficked victim sentenced to life in prison at age 16

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Tennessee Gov. Republican Bill Haslam granted a full commutation to parole of the sentence of Cyntoia Brown. Brown, a sex-trafficking victim, has been serving a life sentence in prison since the age of 16  for killing 43-year-old Johnny Allen in his home after he solicited her for sex in 2004. At the time of Allen’s death, Brown was a runaway who was living with her 24-year-old boyfriend, a pimp who raped and forced her into prostitution.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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