TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 7, 2019
Gov. Bill Haslam today ordered an early release for Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman and alleged sex trafficking victim serving a life sentence in prison for killing a man when she was 16, The Tennessean reports. Brown will be eligible for release Aug. 7 on time served and will stay on parole for 10 years. "Transformation should be accompanied by hope. So, I am commuting Ms. Brown’s sentence, subject to certain conditions," Haslam said in a statement. Brown will be required to participate in regular counseling sessions and to perform at least 50 hours of community service, including working with at-risk youth. She also will be required to get a job.