Tennessee Laws Cracking Down on Violent Criminals Take Effect Friday

The Tennessee General Assembly is touting new “tough on crime” legislation that will take effect Friday. 

SB 2284, colloquially called the “Truth in Sentencing” bill, is one of those pieces of legislation. It will require violent offenders to serve 100 percent of their sentences before they are eligible for release. 

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State Rep. Michael Curcio Talks Broadband Access and Criminal Justice

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed State Rep. Michael Curcio of district 69 to the newsmakers line to discuss his criminal justice legislation and updates on rural broadband connectivity.

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Governor Northam to Sign Bill Giving Earned Sentence Credits to Violent Offenders and Sexual Predators

Governor Ralph Northam will sign a bill granting earned sentence credits to violent offenders and sexual predators. Certain inmates will be eligible to reduce their sentencing by up to fifty percent.
The bill, House Bill (HB) 5148, includes those sentenced for certain classifications of murder, rape, robbery, abduction, kidnapping, lynching, terrorism, domestic assault, strangulation, genital mutilation, child pornography, and stalking.

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