What Cyntoia Brown's Case Reveals About Juvenile Justice in America

Tanzin Vega, The Takeaway •

How does a teenage trafficking victim end up facing more than five decades behind bars? That’s the story of Cyntoia Brown, whose 51-year sentence reignited a debate over the treatment of young women of color in our criminal justice system.

Tanzina Vega spoke about Brown’s case with Marsha Levick, the Chief Legal Officer at Juvenile Law Center, and Jeree Thomas, the Policy Director with the Campaign for Youth Justice.

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