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

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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