TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 17, 2017
A federal lawsuit has been filed against White County and several local officials for their role in allowing inmates to undergo birth control procedures in exchange for 30 days off their jail sentence, the Tennessean reports. White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Judge Sam Benningfield and sheriff’s deputy Donna Daniels were named in the suit, which alleges the practice amounted to a “modern day eugenics scheme” and violated inmates’ constitutional rights. The lawsuit also alleges that one woman who accepted the deal did not get time off of her sentence.