NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman convicted of murder, Cyntoia Brown, is expected to be released from prison Wednesday on clemency.
Brown released a statement Monday ahead of her release. In it, she said she wants to thank her supporters.
She was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 for a deadly shooting. Governor Bill Haslam granted her clemency earlier this year.
Brown said she's "blessed to have a very supportive family and friends to support" her in the days to come. She plans to use her experience to help other women and girls suffering from abuse and exploitation.
Brown's full statement:
“While first giving honor to God who made all of this possible, I would also like to thank my many supporters who have spoken on my behalf and prayed for me. I’m blessed to have a very supportive family and friends to support me in the days to come. I look forward to using my experiences to help other women and girls suffering abuse and exploitation. I thank Governor and First Lady Haslam for their vote of confidence in me and with the Lord’s help I will make them as well as the rest of my supporters proud. “
Brown will spend the next 10 years on parole. Her book "Free Cyntoia" will be published October 15 .