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Clemency for Cyntoia Brown was long overdue

In announcing his decision to grant clemency in the high-profile case, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said a recent ruling by the state's Supreme Court that Brown must serve 51 years in prison before being eligible for parole was “too harsh, especially in ...


Clemency decision sparks praise, political questions

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee governor's decision to grant clemency to a woman who killed a man when she was 16 had the potential to pit political interests against widespread support for her cause. Yet the governor says the decision came down to doing ...