In 2014, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam established the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism, with technical assistance and expert guidance from Vera. The task force was asked to provide policy recommendations to the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet to reduce recidivism and address Tennessee’s growing prison population. The task force published its final report of its recommendations to the subcabinet and Governor Haslam in September 2015.