The 5 Cyntoia Browns who won clemency thanks to people’s unending activism

January 09, 2019 at 07:00 am | Women

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

January 09, 2019 at 07:00 am | Women

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Valerie Seeley

She is a survivor of domestic violence. In 1998, she was sentenced to 19 years to life for killing her abusive partner when she was defending herself from a violent attack. In 2017, after serving 17 years in prison, she was granted clemency and released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

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