Tennessee Judge Rebuked for Snipping Jail Time of Inmates Who Agreed to Vasectomies, Implants

November 22, 2017

(USA Today) – A Tennessee judge who agreed to shave time off inmate’s sentences if they agreed to receive vasectomies or other forms of birth control was publicly reprimanded by Tennessee judicial regulators. In its Nov. 15 letter of reprimand, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct suggested White County judge Sam Benningfield acted in a way that threatened public confidence in the judicial system.

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