Memphis advocates back Lee’s plan to drop expungement fee

Criminal justice plan also would expand recovery courts and inmate education opportunities

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 01, 2019 6:41 AM CT | Published: February 28, 2019 4:30 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee calls for eliminating the $180 state expungement fee to make it easier for people to wipe their records clean, advocates say. The move drew wide praise from those in Memphis.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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