At 1:08 PM, CNN Reports, that Cyntoia Brown, the young 16 year old girl who was a serving a minimum life sentence with no possibility of parole till after serving 51 years behind bars, or killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old. Was granted Clemency by the Tennessee's Governor's office.
"Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life. Transformation should be accompanied by hope."- Gov. Bill Haslam
Cyntoia Brown's caught mainstream social media attention in late 2016, followed by many celebrity and community activism. Late 2018 the supreme court of Tennessee ruled that she must serve 51 yrs of her sentence before being eligible for parole. This sparked much outrage on social media because her story has been followed world wide, and it baffles individuals because of how our criminal justice system treated this individual.
The response to her released has been praised by many on twitter.
If you haven't heard much about the story of Cyntoia Brown, here is a video by The Young Turks Reporter, Francis M Maxwell.