Panna Krom was only 16 when she got pregnant. Fearing her strict immigrant parents would disown her if they found out, she hid her pregnancy from them. Her boyfriend turned his back on her, and she felt alone: a child forced to face a very adult situation.

Krom is no longer a child. She’s served nine years in prison for drowning her baby shortly after birth. And now the former Danbury resident, a model inmate who has earned several semesters of college credit, is seeking clemency that would cut short her 18-year prison sentence.

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