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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 8, 2018

Tennessee state Rep. Bud Hulsey’s truth in sentencing legislation has become less expensive, the Kingsport Times-News reports. The bill, which would prohibit an inmate from using sentencing credits until the inmate has served the minimum sentence, now has a $37 million fiscal impact instead of more than $112 million in incarceration expenses. Hulsey, R-Kingsport, amended the bill to include only violent felons, and it has passed on a voice vote by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.