Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown is reportedly married and working on her memoir following her recent release from prison.
After serving 15 years in prison for murder, Brown was released from a Tennessee prison on August 7 after being granted clemency in January by former Republican Governor Bill Haslam.
Now that she is a free woman, she, “looks forward to starting her life as a recently married woman,” book publisher, Atria Books, announced.
Brown’s upcoming book, “Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System,” contains her thoughts and writings from the years she was imprisoned, The Tennessean reports.
“For the first time ever, Cyntoia shares the details of her transformation, including a profound encounter with God, an unlikely romance, and an unprecedented outpouring of support from social media advocates and A-list celebrities which ultimately lead to clemency and her release from prison,” a press release said.
The memoir is a “coming-of-age memoir set against the shocking backdrop of a life behind bars”. Yona Deshommes, associate director of publicity for Atria, revealed that Brown now goes by “Cyntoia Brown-Long.” The 288-page hardcover book is set to cost $26.
During her time in prison, Brown-Long earned two degrees and started the GLITTER Project, (Grassroots Learning Initiative on Teen Trafficking, Exploitation and Rape). Brown was officially released early Wednesday morning, according to ABC News.
“Early this morning offender Cyntoia Denise Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women,” the Nashville District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “Per the commutation, Brown has now been released to parole supervision.”
Brown will not be making any public appearances right now and has requested to “leave the prison and seek some time for privacy and transition,”.