January 8th, 2019
Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency by Tennessee Governor Commuting Brown's life sentence for murder means she's now eligible for parole on August 7. A victim of child trafficking, Brown committed the crime in 2006 at the age of 16. She was tried and convicted as an adult for first-degree murder. Commuting her sentence is one of Bill Haslam's last acts as Tennessee Governor. In doing so, he overrules a decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court that Brown remain in prison for at least 51 years. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Governor, via Huff Post A 2011 PBS documentary put Brown's case in the spotlight, The Women’s March will hold nationwide protests on behalf of Brown and victims of sex-trafficking on January 19th.