TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 20, 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to 11 people today, though Cyntoia Brown was not on the list, WSMV reports. Haslam said the list comprised of individuals "who made positive contributions to their communities" or "will receive another chance to become contributing members of society." National and local criminal justice reform advocates had been pushing for Haslam to pardon Brown, who was sentenced to life in prison at 16 for the murder of a man who hired her for sex. Haslam continues to review other cases for potential clemency.