TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 25, 2019
Inmates awaiting court on some non-violent offense charges may soon be eligible for pretrial release from the overcrowded Rutherford County Jail, the Daily News Journal reports. A county commissioner said the county would save an estimated $55 to $60 per day for each inmate eligible for release from a jail that had 902 inmates Monday, including 619 awaiting trial. General Sessions Court Judge Lisa Eischeid said this plan also should reduce case loads to allow probation workers to focus on helping convicted misdemeanor offenders with addiction issues.