Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency – Will Be Freed
Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency by Governor Bill Haslam giving her a full commutation to parole on Monday. She will be eligible for release August 7 on time served and will stay on parole for 10 years.
“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.”
Glad to see that she will get a second chance at life.