Gov. Haslam grants executive clemency to inmate Cyntoia Brown

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      alcina
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      NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to Nashville inmate Cyntoia Brown.

      Brown will be released on parole supervision on Aug. 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.

      Her parole supervision will continue until Aug. 7, 2029, which is when her sentence expires.

      https://www.wsmv.com/news/gov-haslam-grants-executive-clemency-to-inmate-cyntoia-brown/article_b35b777e-129e-11e9-9e25-e3feb312e125.html

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      alcina
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      I’m actually pretty surprised by this:

      This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case. 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. So, I am commuting Ms. Brown’s sentence, subject to certain conditions.
      -Gov. Bill Haslam

      "The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them." -Julius Nyerere, First President of Tanzania

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      eridani
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      n/t

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      3fingerbrown
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      Let her out now!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

      • #9736
        alcina
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        A lot can happen in 7 months….

        "The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them." -Julius Nyerere, First President of Tanzania

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      Snort McDork
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      I guess those petitions work too.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like birdy num-nums"

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