Lee to Detail Criminal Justice Reform Proposals in State of the State Address - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 28, 2019
Gov. Bill Lee's office last week announced a suite of criminal justice reforms that will be included in his legislative priorities for the year, The Tennessean reports. Lee's proposals include $10.5 million to outfit eight state prisons with equipment needed to provide high school education and college-level courses, $1.7 million in additional funding for state recovery courts, and the elimination of a $180 expungement fee that will allow some lower-level offenders to clear their criminal records for free. Lee is expected to discuss his plans in more detail during the annual State of the State address.