Special legislative committee to study state’s rape kit backlog

By , Special to the Daily Memphian; , Daily Memphian Published: September 26, 2022 5:24 PM CT
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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

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The amount of time needed to process a rape kit at TBI’s West Tennessee crime lab in Jackson ranged from 33 to 49 weeks over the past year. The statewide backlog was up to more than 950 kits awaiting testing as of last month. 

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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

The Institute for Public Service Reporting is based at the University of Memphis and supported financially by U of M, private grants and donations made through the University Foundation. Its work is published by The Daily Memphian through a paid-use agreement. 

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for The Daily Memphian. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.


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