Prisoners Might Spend More Time Behind Bars

Jail2A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to look at prison sentencing is considering recommendations for longer prison terms.
The Tennessean reports the enhanced penalties under consideration would boost the prison population in Tennessee by 4 percent over a five-year period, according to a report by Vera Institute of Justice that the newspaper has obtained.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security communications director Jennifer Donnals says the governor’s task force has been at work for a year and could reveal its recommendations as early as next month.