Clemency for Cyntoia Brown

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Cyntoia Brown was only 16 years old when she received a prison sentence of 51 years for first-degree murder. She murdered a man named Johnny Allen, who had been sexually abusing her. She was a victim of sex trafficking and was later sold to the man she had killed. She feared for her life and believed that he would kill her first, so she killed him before he could kill her.

Recently, The Tennessee Supreme Court decided that Cyntoia would have to serve at least 51 years in prison before she's eligible for release. Very sad, considering she’s already lost most of her life & that’s basically still life in prison.

I pray that this petition helps grant Cyntoia clemency. It’s so many young girls & women of all races & ages, are going through things like this on a daily basis & not by choice. Sex trafficking is happening everyday & destroying our people. Throwing people in a prison for the rest of their life, after suffering so much pain already, is not going to solve this problem. Please sign this petition, asking governor Bill Haslam, to grant her clemency. He has the power to make a powerful change in someone’s life.

This is a very sad story, especially due to the fact that she was only a child when it happened. Going through the things she went through at such a young age is very traumatizing. Physically, mentally, and emotionally, no one can ever understand what that does to a child’s mindset. If she didn't build up the courage and take a risk to save herself, she would still be going through the same thing or sadly, dead.

Our laws really need to change to stop letting people like Johnny get away with things like this. Cyntoia needed help after what she went through, not her life taken away from her once again. Sign this petition calling for her re-trial! #JusticeForCyntoiaBrown

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