Knoxville Considers 287(g) Program Amid Protests - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 30, 2012

On the heels of Nashville law enforcement deciding to withdraw from the federal 287(g) program, Knoxville Sheriff J.J. Jones reportedly is considering adopting the program, which checks the immigration status of those booked into local jails. Jones said he would meet with a group opposed to the program before making a final decision about whether to adopt it. reports on the program and protest that took place there this week.