TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 23, 2018
The Tennessee parole board was split three ways while trying to decide whether to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, the Nashville woman serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at 16 as a victim of sex trafficking, The Tennessean reports. Two members of the six-member panel voted to recommend that the governor grant Brown clemency, two voted to deny, and two voted to reduce her current sentence of life to 25 years. Gov. Bill Haslam will ultimately accept or reject any of the recommendations.