Drew Rainer’s father advocates for ‘truth in sentencing,’ but governor’s support in doubt

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 22, 2022 9:13 AM CT | Published: March 20, 2022 4:00 AM CT

A criminal defense lawyer told lawmakers he crafted a law similar to “truth in sentencing” decades ago — and regretted it.

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Ian Round

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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