'Give her some space' Challenges ahead for Cyntoia Brown after prison release

'Give her some space' Challenges ahead for Cyntoia Brown after prison release


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Time behind bars is winding down for Cyntoia Brown. Come August 6th, she will have served exactly 15 years for killing Johnny Allen. In her clemency hearing last year, she admitted it and apologized saying, “I did that and I can't fix it.”

Gov. Bill Haslam grants full clemency to Cyntoia Brown, sets Aug. 7 release from prison

Gov. Bill Haslam grants full clemency to Cyntoia Brown, sets Aug. 7 release from prison

Cyntoia Brown was sitting in the visiting room at the Tennessee Prison for Women on Monday morning when her lawyers walked in with the life-changing news. 

"You're getting out in August," Charles Bone said as soon as he saw her. 

Local group counseled Cyntoia Brown, says she earned clemency

Local group counseled Cyntoia Brown, says she earned clemency

End Slavery Tennessee is a nonprofit which links sex trafficking survivors to resources such as residential housing and addiction treatment to help them start over. 

"Our main focus is to meet survivors where they are," Quin said. 

Quin says the nonprofit will offer Brown those services once she's released on parole in August.