Lawmakers advance legislation limiting defendants’ right to bail

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 13, 2024 6:24 PM CT | Published: February 13, 2024 5:07 PM CT

State lawmakers advanced two bills limiting criminal defendants’ right to bail on Tuesday, Feb. 13, amid objections that the legislation would cause more people to be detained before trial because of their inability to pay.

Ian Round

Ian Round

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

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