America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. ACLU-TN advocates for a criminal justice system that fosters public safety by reducing mass incarceration and ensuring police accountability. We work to ensure that constitutional protections are afforded to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or income. We also confront discriminatory or unfair police practices and challenge the broken death penalty system.
In Tennessee, counties can opt to charge daily jailers' fees, including to people charged with misdemeanors. Davidson County's jailers' fee is currently set at $44 per day. For the Nashvillians [...]