NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – The legislature ends its work in the state capital while the legislative period ends.
This week lawmakers passed measures to reform the criminal justice system to make it easier for former inmates to re-enter society.
However, a former inmate who became a successful entrepreneur says the bills don’t address top issues like creating affordable housing for those re-entering society.
“You have a building with 30 units and 5 units for low income, no, we don’t want that,” said entrepreneur Robert Sherrill. “I’m talking about a whole unit dedicated to returning citizens, that’s what we need.”
Sherrill also says the state practice of retaining the right to vote from those who are behind with child support payments should be a separate civil matter.
Comments are closed.