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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Tennessee Senate Passes Lee’s Top Criminal Justice Priorities

The Tennessee Senate Passed Two Criminal Justice Reform Bills Wednesday That Aim To Alter How Many Tennesseans Go To Jail For Minor Offenses And To Require Mandatory Supervision Once People Leave Prison.

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Lee’s Imprisonment Alternatives And Prisoner Re-entry Bills Pass Tennessee House

Two Bills Touted By Gov. Bill Lee As The Key To His Criminal Justice Reform Package Passed The Tennessee House On Thursday.

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Lee Silent on Illegal Immigration in TN While Other GOP Govs Take Action -TCN News Break 4.19.21

1) Bill Lee Silent on Illegal Immigration in TN While Other GOP Governors Take Action
2) U.S. Senators Introduce Heightened Federal Gun Control Legislation
3) American Rescue Plan Allocates $2B To Counties That Don’t Exist Or Don’t Have Fiscal Problems
4) Lee’s Criminal Justice Reform Focuses On Re-Entry, Imprisonment Alternatives

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Lee’s Criminal Justice Reform Focuses On Re-Entry, Imprisonment Alternatives

Gov. Bill Lee Has Promised Criminal Justice Reform In Tennessee, And Several Of His Proposed Bills That Are Set To Move Forward In Coming Weeks Could Have A Significant Effect On Those In The State’s Prison System.

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What Can Government Do To Help The Poor?

Government Has A Poor Track Record Of Directing Assistance To The Poor. Even Before COVID-19, The Federal Government Spent More Than $4 Trillion Per Year. Only A Small Fraction Of That, However, Was Allocated To Those In Poverty. There Is A Wide Range Of Federal, State And Local Programs That Actively Harm The Poor That Should Be Reformed. Rather Than Asking The Government To Create New Programs To Help The Poor, Something It Has A Rather Poor Track Record Of Achieving, Let’s First Ask It To Stop Doing Things We Know Actively Hurt The Poor. Yes, Government Can Do Something To Help The Poor. It Should Get Out Of The Way.

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Governor Lee Hosting Newt Gingrich And Conservative Policy Leaders

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Is Kicking Off Second Chance Month By Hosting A Roundtable Conversation On Criminal Justice Policy With Conservative Thought Leaders, Including Former Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Former Governor Rick Perry, Pat Nolan, Brooke Rollins And Josh Smith.

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Tennessee Parole Officer Fired for Criticism of Covid and Liberal Justice Reform

My Name Is Jack Burke. In September 2020, I Was Fired From My Position With The State Of Tennessee After Years Of Exemplary Service. I Had Served The State As A Parole Officer For Several Years After Returning To Criminal Justice After 8 Years Of Service As A Deputy Sheriff. In 2020, I Spoke To A State Representative Here In Tennessee Regarding Very Liberal Reform Measures Taking Place In The Name Of Covid. As A Private Citizen, I Engaged This Representative In A Conversation And Posted My Concerns On Social Media. Two Days Following Our Conversation, I Was Called Into The Office, Stripped Of My Duty Weapon And Equipment And Paraded Around The Office As A Criminal. This Is My Story…

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Governor Lee Wants Constitutional Carry Bill For Safer Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee Has Continued To Show His Support For Tennessee’s Constitutional Carry Bill As It Passes Through The House. The Bill Was Voted On By The Finance, Ways, And Means Committee And Will Move On To The Calendar And Rules Committee.

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Missing Child Legislation Pushes Through to TN House Committee

“Evelyn Boswell’s Law” Passed Through The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee On Wednesday And Will Go Before Full House Committee Next Week.

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