04/09/2020: Davidson judges deny motion to release incarcerated people vulnerable to COVID-19

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

Davidson judges deny motion to release inmates vulnerable to COVID-19


  • WSMV Digital Staff

  • Updated 17 hrs ago | Posted on Apr 9, 2020

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Davidson County General Session judges decided on Thursday not to grant early release from jail for those inmates deemed particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.

PDF: Davidson judges order on inmate release

The Public Defender’s office had asked the court to order the release of those inmates.

The judges heard arguments on the matter on Thursday morning and issued the decision later in the afternoon.

“Based on the forgoing, the General Sessions Court judges do not find that the board emergency relief sought by the Public Defender is warranted under the circumstances,” the judges wrote in the order.


The judges also asked the District Attorney General’s Office to continue to be proactive in reviewing and approving requests for inmate releases from jail where the inmate’s court appearance and public safety is not a concern.

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