Cyntoia Brown's Release
NASHVILLE – On January 7, 2019, Former Governor Bill Haslam commuted the sentence of Cyntoia Denise Brown (#00410593), an inmate at Tennessee Prison for Women. Per the commutation, Brown will be released to parole supervision on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. With this being a high-profile case, many media entities have inquired about coverage on release day. Media will NOT be allowed on TDOC property on release day for security reasons, per departmental policy.
In preparation for her release, Ms. Brown met with counselors at the facility to design a reentry plan. This plan includes an updated risk/needs assessment, placement in the transition center, and continuing her current course of study through the Lipscomb University LIFE Program. As part of the department’s commitment to seamless supervision, the re-entry plan that was developed will be shared with the supervising officers in the community. Ms. Brown will be supervised according to the evidence-based standards of supervision. These standards determine how often an offender meets with their officer and what additional programs they may need.
Seamless supervision and a continuous focus on successful reentry are essential to the department’s non-negotiable mission to enhance public safety.
Please contact Dorinda Carter with media inquires.