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‘It’s been drastic': New camping law ups risk of felonies for homeless population

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 22, 2022 5:45 PM CT | Published: June 22, 2022 4:00 AM CT

The new bill will make it a felony to camp on local public property, punishable by up to six years in prison. With transitional homes filling up faster than ever, where does that leave Memphis’ homeless community? 

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Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.


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