Produced by the TBA Criminal Justice Section, this package focuses on sentencing practices and procedures, including, an intro to sentencing, alternative sentencing measures and a diverse panel of judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers discussing different perspectives on these important issues. Special guest Cyntoia Brown — a juvenile offender ordered to serve life in prison for murder before ultimately being granted clemency by former Gov. Bill Haslam — will also join panelists to discuss juvenile sentencing and criminal justice reform.
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This panel discussion features participants from varied backgrounds who will address hypotheticals and answer questions posed by attendees.
This presentation will cover the “Origin story” of Torres v. Collins — and related cases — how the law is applied and where we go from here.
This session will cover sentencing concerns such as enhancing and mitigating factors, alternative sentencing in diversion and community corrections, split confinement and how to put on a sentencing hearing that would be effective in convincing the trial judge.
This presentation features special guest Cyntoia Brown — a juvenile offender ordered to serve life in prison for murder before ultimately being granted clemency by former Gov. Bill Haslam — and the attorney who assisted with her appeal discussing juvenile sentencing and criminal justice reform from a personal perspective.