SB 2148/HB 2251 would direct the Commissioner of Finance and Administration in Tennessee to amend the existing Medicaid waiver to exclude abortion providers and SB 2494/HB 2262 would change how family planning funds are dispersed to health care providers.
SB 197/HB 274 would end de facto life without parole sentencing for juveniles by requiring courts to consider mitigating circumstances when determining sentences for juveniles tried and convicted as adults. It also establishes that such juveniles are eligible for parole after they have served a minimum of thirty depending on the offense.
SB 2332/HB 2315 would require all state and local law enforcement agencies to enter into 287(g) agreements with the federal government, prohibit any local policies that limit entanglement with federal immigration enforcement, and strip state funding from localities that do not comply.
ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Johnson City on Wednesday, February 28 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Johnson City Public Library.
ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Knoxville on Thursday, March 1 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Knox County Public Library.
ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Chattanooga on Thursday, February 22 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Chattanooga Public Library.
SB 2133/HB 2520 and SB 1638/HB 1554, as introduced, would prohibit tying criminal sentences to sterilization, even when defendants "voluntarily" agree to the procedure.
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 - ACLU-TN will join Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, to discuss "Technology and Civil Liberties in the Trump Era."
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 - It's been one year since Trump issued his first travel ban. Join ACLU-TN to learn more about the current state of the refugee resettlement program, the ongoing attacks on immigrant, refugee, and Muslim communities, and what we can do to fight back.
The goal of Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice is to make our communities safer, protect taxpayers’ money, and increase accountability, all while treating fairly and with dignity those individuals who come into contact with the system.