Bill banning sex offenders from work release headed to Tennessee Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person convicted of a sexual offense would not be eligible for work release under a proposal headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure unanimously passed the House and Senate on Thursday.

Under the bill, an individual convicted of such an offense could not participate in a work release program, whether it's housed in the state Department of Correction, a local facility, or a private prison.

Gov. Phil Bredesen spokeswoman Lydia Lenker said he has not yet reviewed the legislation.


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