TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 22, 2019
A federal court order officially ended a Tennessee program that shortened people's jail sentences if they agreed to get vasectomies or other forms of birth control, the Tennessean reports. The order was filed Monday as part of a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit over the program. The lawsuit, filed in 2017, said White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe and Judge Sam Benningfield violated the constitution by allowing inmates to get 30 days off a jail term if they agreed to a birth control implant or vasectomy.