Local, state officials take ‘hard look’ at Memphis criminal justice system

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 02, 2023 12:58 PM CT | Published: June 01, 2023 7:03 PM CT

Shelby County Commissioner Mick Wright and state Sen. Brent Taylor (R-Memphis) both have pushed legislation to address bail, bail hearings, trial backlogs and more.


Shelby County Commissioner Mick Wright State Sen. Brent Taylor criminal justice
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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