New ordinance lets ex-offenders serve on Shelby County boards

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 14, 2022 11:48 AM CT | Published: June 14, 2022 11:46 AM CT

The ordinance, sponsored by by Republican Commissioner Mick Wright and Democratic Commissioner Van D. Turner Jr., allows people with criminal histories to volunteer to serve. 

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. 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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