Study Finds Tennessee Collects $38M In Court Fines, Fees

A New Report From The Sycamore Institute Shows Tennessee Collects Nearly $38 Million Annually In Fines And Fees Through The Criminal Justice System, While County Governments Are Collecting A Shrinking Amount In Fines And Fees.

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Court Docket Backlog In Tennessee Could Continue

Court Dockets Across Tennessee Have Been Stalled For Months, And It Could Be Several More Months Before They Return To Normal. Even Though The Tennessee Supreme Court Was Able To Relieve Some COVID Restrictions After A Recent Decline In Cases, It Could Still Take Months For The Court System To Get Back On A Normal Schedule.

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General Sessions Court To Close After Covid-19 Exposure

The Hamilton County General Sessions Court, which is where criminal defendants typically get to make their first court appearance, will be closed as of December 18. A news release issued by Hamilton County states the decision came after court personnel tested possible for the Covid-19 virus.

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School-choice Program Could Save TN Districts $2K Per Student

Metro Nashville Public Schools and Shelby County Schools could net $500 and $2,000, respectively, in savings per participating student if Tennessee’s school-choice program were to be implemented, new research shows.

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