TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 15, 2017
A bill that would eliminate the need for the Governor’s approval on certain exoneration requests has been approved by a subcommittee and is headed for the full Criminal Justice Committee, the Tennessean reports. If passed, the bill would include the exoneration application of Lawrence McKinney, the Wilson County man who spent 31 years in prison on a charge he was later cleared of through DNA evidence. McKinney was released from jail but so far has been unable to gain exoneration.