NASHVILLE – As Tennessee’s 95 sheriffs grapple with the decision to release inmates to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in their local jails, Marsy’s Law for Tennessee is reminding them of their constitutional duty to notify crime victims of an inmate’s release.
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020
Mary Scott DeVault
Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Constitutional Amendment to Support Victims of Crime
Nashville, Tenn. - State Senator John Stevens of Huntingdon and State Representative Patsy Hazlewood of Signal Mountain have introduced legislation that would strengthen the rights of crime victims in Tennessee’s state constitution. Senate Joint Resolution 885 and House Joint Resolution 822, known as Marsy’s Law, will ensure that victims of crime have equal, constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes.