Decriminalize Poverty in Tennessee project

Over the span of 2021, local Tennessee organizers from Free Hearts surveyed over 500 people to learn about how overcriminalization affected their lives and their communities. This narrative experience explores how poverty has been criminalized across Tennessee, what this means for people who live in communities in the state, and practical steps to build a better future.

Based on a report by the Vera Institute of Justice and Free Hearts, filled with the unique wisdom and direct experiences of over 500 Tennesseans.

Visit the project site: Decriminalize Poverty in Tennessee

Year: 2023
Resource Type:
Report
Testimonials
Themes:
Alternatives to Criminalisation
Courts
Fees and Fines
Human Rights
Petty Offences
#PoorNotGuilty
Pre-trial Detention
Use of Public Spaces
Region:
North America
Country(ies):
United States
People Groups:
Children & Youth
Detainees
Elderly
Homeless
Informal Traders
LGBTQIA+ persons
Poor
Racial/Ethnic/Religious/Caste Minorities
Sex Workers
Women
Approach:
Advocacy