Cyntoia Brown has been in prison for 15 years for killing a man who bought her for Sex at 16 when she was a teenager. Today, she walked out of the Tennessee prison as a free woman, away from her life imprisonment sentence.
Early this morning, the now 31-year old Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women. A statement issued by the Tennessee Department of Correction stated:
“Early this morning offender Cyntoia Denise Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women. Former Governor Bill Haslam commuted the sentence of Brown on January 7, 2019. Per the commutation, Brown has now been released to parole supervision.”
Years after Brown’s sentencing, her case gained worldwide popularity which led to the viral hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown which was supported by some notable celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Alyssa Milano, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, and Lebron James.
She was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in January this year.
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