Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update


March 24, 2022

Transparency in Sentencing for Victims Act passes House chamber - The House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed the Transparency in Sentencing for Victims Act.

House Bill 2657 is designed to better inform crime victims and their families about how much time an offender will serve at the time of sentencing. The proposal would require all Tennessee courts to place on the record, either orally or in writing, the estimated number of years and months to be served before a criminal is eligible for parole.  Improving transparency in sentencing ensures victims and their communitie...

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