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. 

Haslam Under Mounting Pressure To Commute Life Sentence Of Cyntoia Brown

Haslam Under Mounting Pressure To Commute Life Sentence Of Cyntoia Brown

A Nashville woman serving life in prison for a murder committed when she was 16 years old has also become a cause for high-profile celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna. Now, Tennessee's outgoing governor is deciding whether to pardon Cyntoia Brown. Her case is compelling on many levels, its own unique and disturbing set of facts as well as what it says about how Tennessee and the country are changing.

Fight for Cyntoia Brown's freedom continues

Fight for Cyntoia Brown's freedom continues

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Celebrities are using their star power in support of a Tennessee woman, Cyntoia Brown, who is currently in prison, serving a life sentence for murdering a man that had bought her for sex when she was 16 years old. CNN's Freedom Project explores her tragic story as a sex-trafficked teen now fighting for a second chance.

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Cyntoia Brown can be released after serving 51 years in prison, Tennessee Supreme Court decides

Cyntoia Brown can be released after serving 51 years in prison, Tennessee Supreme Court decides

The Tennessee Supreme Court said Thursday that Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman serving a life sentence in prison for a murder she committed at 16, could be eligible for release after she serves 51 years in prison.