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Freed Inmate Cyntoia Brown Marries Recording Artist J. Long

Brown-Long has said she was a sex trafficking victim at the time she killed a man in 2004

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    Freed Inmate Cyntoia Brown Marries Recording Artist J. Long
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    In this May 23, 2018, file pool photo, Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old girl, smiles at family members during her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16.

    Cyntoia Brown, an inmate who was recently released on clemency after being given a life sentence at the age of 16, has married recording artist J. Long, formerly of the band Pretty Ricky.

    Wes Yoder, a representative for Brown-Long, the name she now goes by, confirmed Monday that they had married, but declined to provide more details, only saying that more would be revealed in the fall. Brown's book, "Free Cyntoia," is scheduled for release Oct. 15 through Atria Books.

    Brown-Long was released on probation last week after getting clemency and her case drew the attention of celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna, who lobbied on her behalf.

    Brown-Long has said she was a sex trafficking victim at the time she killed a man in 2004.

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