Cyntoia Brown is just beginning to live her best life now that she has been freed from the Tennessee Prison for Women after serving 15 years.
Brown is about to publish her book, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System. She will reportedly go into detail about how she met the love of her life, J. Long, whom she married while she was still in prison serving two life sentences for self-defense homicide. In January, Brown was granted clemency by Gov. Bill Haslem and she was released from prison in August.
Brown’s new husband is a Texas-based music artist J. Long, aka Jamie Long, who was a member of the group Pretty Ricky.
According to the Daily Mail, J. Long was once married to Total singer Pam. The newspaper stated that J. Long also served a prison sentence for assaulting a Texas public servant. He was incarcerated when he turned his life over to God and became a Christian
The circumstances that Brown and Long met and fell in love under remain unclear. They were reportedly denied conjugal visits under Tennessee law, but that is no longer a problem now that Brown is out.
Brown’s book is scheduled to be released to the public on Oct. 15 through Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster. Readers will reportedly learn the details of her harrowing journey as a runaway teen of drug-addled parents. Brown then unwittingly became a sex slave who committed homicide in self-defense and was initially given two life sentences at age 16.