‘Three-strikes’ sentencing bill would require state to spend $446M on new prison

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 25, 2023 10:39 AM CT | Published: March 25, 2023 4:00 AM CT

In the bill, convicted people would be sentenced to life without parole for a combination of offenses that add up to three strikes. The state can’t accommodate the expected increase in incarceration with its current facilities, which are operating at 96% of capacity.


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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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