‘Focused deterrence’ crime-fighting strategy offers hope to ex-offenders

By Updated: December 03, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Published: November 30, 2018 5:33 PM CT
On a recent weeknight when most people were just getting home from work, nine men sat side-by-side staring into the faces of law enforcement and community leaders.

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Amy Weirich focused deterrence Shelby County District Attorney’s Office
Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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