Cyntoia Brown-Long

About The Author

Cyntoia Brown-Long was sentenced to life in prison for killing a forty-three-year-old man after he bought her for sex when she was only sixteen years old. In January 2019, after she served nearly fifteen years at Tennessee Prison for Women, Tennessee governor Bill Halsam granted her full clemency. During her time in prison, Cyntoia earned an associate’s and bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University, a prestigious Christian institution. She also counseled other inmates and started the GLITTER (Grassroots Learning Initiative on Teen Trafficking, Explotiation, and Rape) Project. After her release in August 2019, she hopes to be a voice for justice and victims of sexual violence, and looks forward to starting her life as a recently married woman.


OCT 15
6:30 PM
in person
Gerald W. Lynch Theatre
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
OCT 23
6:30 PM
in person
Christ Cathedral
900 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Books by Cyntoia Brown-Long