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Cyntoia Brown finally receives clemency after harsh sentence sent her to prison for 15 years

By Alana Peoples | January 13, 2019

Cyntoia Brown, who was an inmate at the age of 16-years-old, will be released from prison Aug. 7 after serving nearly 15 years behind bars as a result of a life sentence she received as a juvenile. Being sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 is...

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