Sunday, January 26, 2020

37208: Zip code has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country. Update.

According to a study by the Brookings Institute, zip code 37208 has the highest incarceration rate in
the country.  This study was made public a few months ago. Since then a committee of the Council has been studying the issue. Community meetings have been held and community leaders have identified a need more economic development, jobs, affordable housing and better schools as a means of addressing the issue. Follow this link for the News Channel 5 report on the story.

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