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TN Offenders can pay fines, fees online or by phone

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The Tennessee Department of Correction has added an automated fee payment system for court-ordered fines, fees and restitution.  There is a charge to use the online or telephone payment system, but the vendor isn't charging the state for the service.  Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield says the system will free up probation/parole officers to spend more time supervising offenders in communities. He says it will also result in fewer people going back to jail for failing to pay fees.  Offenders who want to avoid the convenience fee can still mail in money orders.

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s before running off first to San Francisco, then Orlando in search of something to do when he grew up. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Murray State University. He vigorously resists adulthood and watches his wife, Angela Hatton, save the world one plastic bottle at a time.
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