Opinion: Despite Strickland’s accusations, ‘truth in sentencing’ won’t make Memphis safer

By , Guest Columnist Published: May 17, 2022 10:58 AM CT
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Josh Spickler

Josh Spickler, a former Shelby County public defender, is the executive director of Just City, a Memphis-based advocacy group that works on criminal-justice issues.

“This new law is not about ‘truth;’ it is about severity,” writes Just City’s executive director. 

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