Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Truth in sentencing reform advances


March 11, 2021

In house committees this past week, the Truth and sentencing reform advances. House Bill 1047 requires any person convicted of violent or sexual offenses that historically target women and children to serve their full sentencing term as assigned by a jury or judge. While the legislation does not remove judicial discretion, it ensures that parole or probation are not options for those found guilty of crimes that fall into these categories of offenses. If passed, it strengthens protections for victims and their families by ensuring offenders serve their full sentence. It will advance to Crimi...

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