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As lawmakers review sentencing policy, victims’ rights advocate says more laws not working

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 06, 2022 5:43 AM CT | Published: October 05, 2022 5:15 PM CT

A victims’ rights advocate told lawmakers that a punishment-first approach to incarceration is not working, and they should replace it with one that addresses the lingering effects of childhood trauma.

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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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