Public Safety and Advocacy Groups Partner to Review Sentencing Policies

The Governor's Public Safety Subcabinet is partnering with a national advocacy group to review Tennessee's sentencing and correction policies, WDEF reports. Officials say the partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice is aimed at improving public safety for all Tennesseans. Department of Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield, a member of the subcabinet, led the charge in putting the partnership together. Officials say the review will build on the subcabinet's work over the last three years, including the state's public safety action plan that was introduced in January 2012.