Parole hearing signals likely end to case against board

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 01, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 01, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Jeffrey Wayne Hughes sued the Tennessee Board of Parole this year, saying it was violating his rights under the Reentry Success Act of 2021. The law, signed by Gov. Bill Lee in May, made parole a right rather than a privilege for many nonviolent offenders.</strong>(Troy Stolt/Associated Press file)

Jeffrey Wayne Hughes sued the Tennessee Board of Parole this year, saying it was violating his rights under the Reentry Success Act of 2021. The law, signed by Gov. Bill Lee in May, made parole a right rather than a privilege for many nonviolent offenders.(Troy Stolt/Associated Press file)

Jeffrey Wayne Hughes’ hearing signals the likely end to his case against the Board of Parole, since a hearing is what he wanted. The board won’t be able to win similar cases in the future with the Nashville judge’s decision on the books.

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Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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