CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM


12 Jun

IN THE INTEREST OF PROMOTING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, GOVERNOR BILL LEE OF TENNESSEE HAS PASSED TWO SIGNIFICANT PIECES OF LEGISLATURE IN 2021.  THE FIRST IS THE ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION ACT, AND THE SECOND IS THE RE-ENTRY SERVICES ACT.  IN ESSENCE, THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL TIME.  PRESENTLY, ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:  FINES, RESTITUTION, COMMUNITY SERVICE, PROBATION, HOUSE ARREST, INPATIENT DRUG/ALCOHOL REHABILITATION AND INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT.  TO AVOID MASS INCARCERATION, OTHER MEASURES ARE BEING CONSIDERED AT THIS TIME.

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