TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 26, 2019
Gov. Bill Lee was recently welcomed to the 66th Tennessee Judicial Conference where he spoke on criminal justice reform, one the signature issues of his administration. At the conference, Lee explored why he feels reform is so crucial and emphasized that state judges have a huge role to play in helping to plan and implement that reform. Lee spoke about how his perspective on criminal justice reform was influenced by his experience volunteering in a men’s prisoner reentry program, and he floated the idea of seeking alternatives to imprisonment for some offenders.