I advocate for Cyntoia Brown's immediate release without parole. A victim of teen sex-trafficking, Cyntoia was dealt an unnecessarily harsh sentence for self-defense from a rapist and kidnapper. What would you have done in her shoes? Her harsh sentencing and release under the condition of parole are symptoms of a broken, victim-blaming system. Not all prisoners belong there, and not all prisoners are a threat to society. I believe we can reimagine the criminal justice system with greater compassion, more humanity, and better justice.
- RELEASE CYNTOIA BROWN NOW! FULL PARDON AND RESTORATION OF RIGHTS!
- MAKE SURE SHE HAS THE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES NEEDED TO THRIVE WHEN SHE REENTERS SOCIETY!
- NO PAROLE, SHE’S NOT A SAFETY RISK - AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU LEAVE INCARCERATED LIFE YOU’RE MORE VERSED IN BREAKING THE LAW, DO BETTER AND CONSTRUCTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO REIMAGINING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM!
“Brown, 30, will be released to parole supervision on August 7 after serving 15 years in prison, Gov. Bill Haslam's office said in a statement. 'This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case,' Haslam said.”