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Release Of Cyntoia Brown

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 | 03:26am

NASHVILLE – Early this morning offender Cyntoia Denise Brown was released from the Tennessee Prison for Women.  Former Governor Bill Haslam commuted the sentence of Brown on January 7, 2019.  Per the commutation, Brown has now been released to parole supervision.  As part of this commutation, there are several conditions that must be met including:

• Compliance with an approved release plan,

• Maintain employment or educational enrollment once placed on parole,

• Participate in regular counseling sessions, and 

• Maintain a regular commitment to community service.  
 
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.  During initial meetings, offenders meet with their parole officer and review the conditions of their supervision.  They are then 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 requests at Dorinda.L.Carter@tn.gov/(629) 204-2377.