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Attack on critics of the justice system is ‘irresponsible’

By , Guest Columnist Updated: April 14, 2020 6:25 AM CT | Published: April 14, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Bill Powell

Bill Powell worked in the criminal justice system in Shelby County for 39 years. At the time of his retirement, he served as criminal justice coordinator for Shelby County Government and as settlement agreement coordinator for Shelby County Government and the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant falsely claims activists seek the “indiscriminate, wholesale release of prisoners.” Activists, nationally and locally, have called for a plan to release anyone who can be safely released. A very different thing indeed.


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