Cyntoia Brown has been released from prison after being granted clemency in January by then-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
Brown was Initially sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was just 16. The teen then spent 15 years in prison for the killing.
Brown was released to parole supervision.
"I look forward to using my experiences to help other women and girls suffering abuse and exploitation," Brown said in a statement following her release.
Back in May, Brown appeared before the Tennessee Board of Parole and Probation. The board is made up of six members who were equally divided in their opinion. Two voted to release her, two others voted to deny her request for freedom, and the final two members voted that she should come up for parole after serving 25 years in prison ABC News reported.
"We're in the midst of reviewing Cyntoia's case," Haslam said at the time. "The Supreme Court ruling didn't really affect what we do one way or the other.
"I will say this, we're reviewing a lot of cases, and while Cyntoia's case has gotten a lot of publicity, I don't think you want us to treat her's any different than a whole lot of cases that I think people want us to review to see if it's been handled well, because her's has gotten publicity."
We're certain that many opportunities for Cyntoia will fall on her lap once she has settled in to life as a free woman.