In 2017, a sequence of tweets by Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West turned the marketing campaign to commute just one younger woman’s existence imprisonment into the world wide hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown.

The new Netflix documentary “Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story” is the extended-sort version of that narrative, and a transferring reflection of what criminal justice reform indicates in particular phrases.

In 2004 at age 16, Brown was arrested on charges of capturing and killing actual estate agent Johnny M. Allen at his dwelling in Nashville, Tennessee. Brown (who has considering that married and goes by the identify Cyntoia Brown-Prolonged),

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