Cyntoia Brown will be released on August 7th of this year. Her sentence will be commuted to parole. The 30-year-old will stay under state supervision for the next 10 years.
At 16-years-old, Cyntoia was sentenced to life for the murder of 43-year-old real estate agent who bought her for sex.
In a statement, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said:
“Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Haslam said in a statement. “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.”