Haslam Signs ‘Safekeeping Bill,’ Keeping Juvenile Safekeepers Out of Adult Prison - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 21, 2018
The state’s “safekeeping” statute officially has new restrictions after Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law today a measure that would provide some key updates to the law, The Tennessean reports. Under the new regulations, juvenile safekeepers – individuals without convictions who are housed in a state prison due to overcrowding in their local jail – will not be allowed to be sent to adult prisons. Additionally, judges must review all safekeeping orders every 30 days, a provision intended to keep safekeepers from languishing in solitary confinement.