Black Caucus files bill to protect intellectually disabled from death penalty

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 05, 2020 4:15 PM CT | Published: November 04, 2020 4:49 PM CT

The Tennessee Black Caucus has filed a bill seeking to protect the intellectually disabled from the death penalty. The legislation stems from the case of death row inmate Pervis Payne of Shelby County. 


Pervis Payne death penalty Rep. G.A. Hardaway Tennessee Black Caucus
Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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