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A Tennessee woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who hired her for sex when she was 16 has been granted clemency by Governor Bill Haslam after celebrities including Kim Kardashian rallied for her release.
Cyntoia Brown, now 30, was granted full clemency on Monday after serving 12 years in prison.
Brown - Release - August - Parole - Years
Brown will be eligible for release in August and will stay on parole for 10 years.
'This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case,' Haslam said of granting Brown clemency.
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'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.'
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