The Constitution doesn’t place age requirements on our freedoms. ACLU-TN works to ensure that every student has the equal opportunity to attend nurturing and safe schools that provide high quality education free from discrimination. Highlights of our youth rights work include defending students’ free speech and privacy rights, preserving students’ religious freedom, protecting LGBT youth from harassment and bullying, and working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
Tell Gov. Haslam to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, who was just 16 years old when she was effectively sentenced to life without parole, without consideration to her age or history of trauma.