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Cyntoia Brown: did Kim Kardashian get her out of prison?

Justice and the power of celebrity.

Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she was jailed for life for murder. This week she walked free after the Governor of Tennessee granted her clemency. She was backed by a number of powerful celebrities including Kim Kardashian who used social media to highlight her case as part of a campaign to get young black Americans out of unfair jail sentences. We speak to Samantha Schmidt from the Washington Post about the details of the case. We also hear from Kevin Sharp, former judge who went to the White House with Kim Kardashian.

Producers: Philly Beaumont, Jessica Beck
Mixed by Nicolas Raufast
Editor: John Shields

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