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Op-ed Placement

Tennessee Is Ready for Justice Reform

BY Jason Pye and Jeremy Faison
07/14/2017
Originally Published in Tennesseean by Jason Pye and Jeremy Faison on 7/14/17.

Tennessee — like much of America — has a long history of being “tough on crime.” The state’s lawmakers tend to be proud of locking up the bad guys and throwing away the key.

But there is not much rationale for continuing to do something that doesn’t work. And doubling down on failure is even less justifiable when it comes at a staggering cost to the taxpayers.