(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Gov. Bill Haslam signed Kimberlee’s Law into effect on Tuesday.
The Chattanoogan reports that Kimberlee’s Law closes old loopholes that previously allowed violent rapists to earn good behavior credits for early release from prison.
The law is named after Kimberlee Morton, a rape victim who survived an attempted murder by an violent rapist.
“Kimberlee Morton was victimized twice,” one of the bill’s primary sponsors, Rep. Antonio Parkinson, said. “Once by her assailant and once by our state laws that put such violent offenders back into society after only serving parts of their sentences."
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