Why Faith Was a Game Changer
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One of the best ways to learn about the current realities—and failures—of America’s criminal justice system by listening to the stories of those who have experienced it firsthand. Such is the case for Cyntoia Brown-Long, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 43-year-old man after he bought her for sex when she was 16 years old. Her case became national news when celebrities and activists shared the hashtag #FreeCyntoia in 2017. After serving nearly 15 years of her sentence, she was granted full clemency. In this interview, Cyntoia shares her riveting and redemptive story with us.