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January 28, 2020

Criminal Defense Attorney Ben Raybin was quoted in Tennessean article regarding Gov. Bill Lee Loosening Requirements for Pardons and Commutations.

Since less than 6% of clemency applications in Tennessee made it to the Governor’s desk in 2018, Tennessee’s new Governor, Bill Lee,  has made a handful of tweaks to the clemency process that could have a tremendous impact.

The changes made are as follows:

Nashville Defense Attorney Ben Raybin said that “These changes are a step in the right direction and are reflective of Gov. Lee’s commitment to criminal justice reform.”

You can read more about this topic on the Tennessean’s post “Gov. Bill Lee loosens requirements for pardons, commutations; defense attorneys hopeful