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Cyntoia Brown is released from Tennessee women's prison

 

August 7, 2019



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.

Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg and Lebron James had lobbied for Brown's release. She was granted clemency in January by outgoing Gov. Bill Haslam.

Now 31, Brown will remain on parole for 10 years, on the condition she does not violate any state or federal laws, holds a job and participates in regular counseling session...



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