Streaming giant Netflix has acquired a documentary that will chronicle Cyntoia Brown's incarceration and fight for clemency.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Daniel H. Briman will document the still-ongoing updates in Brown's story, which began in 2004, when a then 16-year-old Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex.
Despite her claims fo self-defense, Brown was tried as an adult, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Earlier this year, Gov. Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency. She is scheduled to be released from prison later this summer.
“Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16," Haslam said in a statement. "Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.
"Transformation should be accompanied by hope. So, I am commuting Ms. Brown’s sentence, subject to certain conditions.”