ACLU Reports and Resources

It's Time to Transform What it Means to Be a Prosecutor

Voters Can't Elect the Right Prosecutors if These Elected Officials' Records Aren't Made Public

Unlocking the Black Box: How the Prosecutorial Transparency Act Will Empower Communities and Help End Mass Incarceration

Why Run for Locally Elected Prosecutor?


Tennessee Data

In Our Backyards: Money Bail in Rural Tennessee (ACLU-TN)

Increases in Criminal Penalties at the 112th Tennessee General Assembly (ACLU-TN)

Incarceration During a Pandemic (ACLU-TN)

Decarceration and Crime During COVID-19 (ACLU)

Tennessee’s population is 18 percent black. None of its district attorneys are (MLK50)

Tennessee Jail Summary Reports (Tennessee Dept. of Correction)

Incarceration Trends in Tennessee (Vera Institute)

Incarceration in Tennessee Infographic (The Sycamore Institute)

Incarceration in Tennessee: Who, Where, Why, and How Long? (The Sycamore Institute)

Tennessee Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Fact Sheet (Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)


In the News

Tennessee DA won't give gay couples domestic assault protections (Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott)

Tennessee D.A. investigated for comments on homosexuality, Islam has case dismissed (Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott)

Ethics Complaint Says D.A. Northcott Wouldn’t Prosecute Asst. Police Chief’s Brother for Domestic Assault (Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott)

Nashville DA says he won't enforce 'transphobic' Tennessee bathroom law (Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk)

District attorney won't prosecute for less than half an ounce of marijuana (Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk)

Tennessee DA approved supplemental pay for relatives (Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston)

She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her. (Shelby County DA Amy Weirich)

Shelby County DA Amy Weirich ranked highest in Tennessee for misconduct (Shelby County DA Amy Weirich)

Report Exposes Persistent Prosecutorial Misconduct (Shelby County DA Amy Weirich)

Juvenile court: District attorney defends high rate of transfers to adult court (Shelby County DA Amy Weirich)

DAs have discretion. Use it to decline prosecution in cases that target trans community. (Opinion)

Ex-Tennessee DA admits to trading sex for dismissing charges (Former Washington County Assistant District Attorney William E. McManus Jr.)

DA's office disqualified from Cleveland, Tennessee, woman's bid to overturn murder conviction over alleged affair (Tenth Judicial District Attorney General Steve Crump)