‘Revolving door': Why are some defendants in — and right back out — of jail?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 20, 2023 9:26 AM CT | Published: January 20, 2023 4:00 AM CT

“The challenge we have is that the city government does not control the courts,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said. “We don’t control the state laws. We don’t control, we can’t control, gun regulations and gun access.”


Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland Shelby County General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Bill Anderson Subscriber Only Josh Spickler Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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