Fall, 2021 – Ending Mass Incarceration at the local level

Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk believes the severe sanction of incarceration should be primarily reserved for violent offenders. Through innovations such as Steering Clear, criminal justice reform measures, and new policies like ending prosecution of less than half ounce of Marijuana, the daily population of locally incarcerated inmates fell from 3,151 per day in 2013 to less than 1,500 today. That is a savings to Nashville taxpayers of $155,000 per day and a yearly savings of more than 50 million dollars.