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Gov. Haslam grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown

By Updated: January 08, 2019 8:49 AM CT | Published: January 07, 2019 12:04 PM CT
<span><strong>Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute, talks with her attorney, Charles Bone (left), during her clemency hearing on May 23, 2018, at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Gov. Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency, commuting her sentence and enabling her to be released for parole supervision in mid-August after serving 15 years.</strong>&nbsp;(Lacy Atkins /AP Pool)</span>

Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute, talks with her attorney, Charles Bone (left), during her clemency hearing on May 23, 2018, at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Gov. Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency, commuting her sentence and enabling her to be released for parole supervision in mid-August after serving 15 years. (Lacy Atkins /AP Pool)

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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