Governor Bill Haslam Grants Clemency For Cyntoia Brown

According to Fox 17, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has granted Cyntoia Brown clemency.

This decision has been decided 11 days before Haslam leaves office on January 18th. Brown's case has gotten national attention after support from celebrities such Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Amy Schumer voicing their concerns to Tennessee lawmakers.

Once news broke about Cyntoia Brown getting clemency, she released this statement,

“Thank you, Governor Haslam, for your act of mercy in giving me a second chance. I will do everything I can to justify your faith in me. 

I want to thank those at the Tennessee Department of Corrections who saw something in me worth salvaging, especially Ms. Connie Seabrooks for allowing me to participate in the Lipscomb LIFE Program. It changed my life. I am also grateful to those at the Tennessee Department of Corrections who will work with me over the next several months to help me in the transition from prison to the free world."

Read the full statement HERE!

Source: Fox 17

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