Crime, punishment and forgiveness: Netflix will premiere the story of Cyntoia Brown | Blog


At the age of 16, Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Johnny Mitchell Allen, a veteran of the U.s. army and a real estate agent for 43 years, who paid for their sexual services.

As recounted in a court of Tenn., Brown shot his assailant the night of August 6, 2004 in self-defense because he feared for his life.

She agreed to have sex with Allen for $ 150. He took her to his house, showed him his collection of guns and ill-treated. In a moment, Brown kills Allen with a weapon that he carried, stole us $ 172, several guns and a pickup truck Ford F150. Minutes later, met up with Garion McGlothen, her pimp.

The sentence

Cyntoia Brown called 911 and, being a minor, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

The prosecutor noted that Brown had not been in danger and that he killed Allen to steal from you. Finally, she was convicted of prostitution, theft and murder and sentenced to 51 years to life in prison.

Brown served his sentence in the Prison of Tennessee for Women, a facility of maximum security in Nashville.

Cyntoia Brown was arrested in 2004 for murdering a pedophile.
Cyntoia Brown was arrested in 2004 for murdering a pedophile.

Life stormy

Cyntoia Brown got pregnant at 15 years of a man unreachable and during gestation consumed a lot of alcohol. The girl was born with malformations. After the birth of her daughter, abused crack and left it in the adoption.

In 2004, he fled from home and started to relate with Garion McGlothen, who would become her pimp. Despite the fact that Brown was the economic support of both of them, he threatened her, beat her and raped without mercy.

The march 30, 2005, a man named Quartez Hines shot McGlothen, 24 years of age.

The pardon

On the 6th of December 2018, the State Supreme Court of Tennessee issued a ruling in the case of Brown and declared her eligible for parole in 51 years. That is to say, when I first had 67 years.

That same year, outraged, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and other celebrities interested in the cause of Brown being a victim of sex trafficking, and the mediatizaron to visibilizarla.

In January 2019, after spending 15 years in prison, Brown was pardoned. He was released from prison on 7 August last year.

His case had a major impact because he did change the laws of the State of Tennessee, that already do not consider the offender to the child victims of trafficking.


Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015 at a Prison in Tennessee for Women, and collaborated with the Juvenile Justice System in Tennessee to help at-risk youth.

In addition, the 28 of January of 2019, she married the composer and music producer Jaime Long, who nourished his faith in God. The ceremony was conducted by phone.

Cyntoia Brown with her husband after getting out of prison.
Cyntoia Brown with her husband after getting out of prison.

In October of 2019, two months after leaving prison, Brown published his book of memoirs “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System” (Cyntoia free: My search for redemption in the prison system, american, Spanish). He wrote it during his confinement.


The story of Brow, who is now 32 years old, is detailed in the documentary “Me Facing Life: Cyntoia”s Story”, directed by Daniel H. Birman in 2011.

Today, nearly nine months after Bronwn was released, Netflix premiered a new documentary titled “Condemnation and redemption: The case of Cyntoia Brown,” directed by Daniel H. Birman.