Imprisoned at the age of 16 for killing her pimp, Sara Kruzan has been allowed freedom nearly twenty years later thanks to the California governor, Jerry Brown.

Originally sentenced to life without parole, Kruzan received national attention due to an interview of hers posted on YouTube as well as Senator Leland Yee’s outrage over Kruzan’s injustice. Senator Yee has since then created new bills promising hearings for children who are in jail for life without parole as well as the consideration to convicted juveniles for re-trials as adults.

Kruzan is now staying at a woman’s facility in central California.