Lawmakers To Hold Hearings On Bid Process For Community Corrections

Concerned That Longtime Community Corrections Providers Were Pushed Out Of The Bidding Process By Gov. Bill Lee’s Administration, Tennessee Lawmakers Are Set To Hold Hearings To Delve Into Changes That Circumvented The Legislature.

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TN Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Some Defendants To Serve 100% Of Sentence

The Tennessee House And Senate Approved A Truth-In-Sentencing Bill That Would Require Defendants Who Are Convicted Of Eight Categories Of Crime To Serve 100% Of Their Sentences.

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TDOC Arrests 22 Sex Offenders During Halloween Operation

This Year, Every Sex Offender’s House Was Visited Before Halloween And Officers Did Checks During Trick-Or-Treating Activities As Well. Of The 3,901 Individuals Checked, 22 Sex Offenders Were Arrested For Violations Such As Drugs, Weapons, Or Failure To Comply With The Sex Offender Registry Guidelines.

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Constitutionality Of Tennessee Sex Offender Registry Questioned

Legislators Met On Wednesday To Take A Close Look At Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry After Nearly Thirty Lawsuits Were Brought Against The System.

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State Agencies Make Pitches For Spending Billions In TN ARPA Money

Tennessee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group Met With State Agency Heads Last Week Regarding Funding Requests Related To The Second Half Of $3.7 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Act Relief.

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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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