State Funded Reentry Office Aligns With New Equity Movement Favoring LGBTQ Population

A Year Old State Office Created By Governor Bill Lee To Address Recidivism Rates In Tennessee Is Aligning Itself With A New Equity Movement That Says “Justice-Involved” Gay And Transgender People Need More Resources Than Other Formerly Incarcerated Individuals In Order For Them To Successfully Reenter Society.

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New Year, New Laws in Tennessee

The Tennessee Legislature Passed More Than 200 Bills That Went Into Effect on July 1st, But A Number Of Additional Laws Just Became Effective On January 1st.

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New Learning And Career Development Options For Youth In State Custody

Tennessee Youth Placed Into The Custody Of The Tennessee Department Of Children’s Services For Delinquent Behavior Now Have New Options For Learning And Career Development To Prepare For A Successful Next Chapter In Life.

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Commissioners Concerned About Additional $20,000 Daily Expense For Housing More Inmates

“This is $44,000 resolution for 200 beds. A one-time capital expense. But the addition of 200 extra people into Silverdale at current expense rates is a $20,000 daily reoccurring expense. Every day these 200 beds cost us $20,000 in perpetuity. That’s a major expense.”

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