County Commission calls on judges to enact new release restrictions early

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 16, 2023 8:58 AM CT | Published: May 15, 2023 10:38 PM CT

The new state law requiring elected judges to make decisions about releasing defendants accused of violent felonies takes effect July 1. The County Commission is asking General Sessions judges to start doing that immediately.


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