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Pardon Cyntoia Brown

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Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she was sex trafficked by a pimp named "cut throat". After days of being repeatedly drugged and raped by different men, she was purchased by a 43 year old pedophile so that he could also continue to rape her. She shot him in his home after he tried touching her, out of defense. The jury did not know the details about her background. She was arrested and convicted as an adult, despite being a minor (and a victim of child prostitution). Cyntoia Brown will not be eligible for parole until she is 69 years old.

She has demonstrated to be what people have deemed "a model citizen" in jail and has even obtained her associate degree, while mentoring other women behind prison bars. We would like to ask those in power to pardon Cyntoia Brown in light of her traumatic life story and let her continue to empower herself and other women outside of prison.

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