General Assembly passes ‘truth in sentencing,’ but Lee won’t share his position

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 21, 2022 5:30 PM CT | Published: April 21, 2022 5:25 PM CT

House Speaker Cameron Sexton invoked the names of Memphis rapper Young Dolph and Rhodes College student Drew Rainier, both of whom were shot and killed last year, in a speech arguing against early release for a handful of crimes.

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Tennessee General Assembly Gov. Bill Lee truth in sentencing
Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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