Tennessee judge pulls controversial program reducing jail sentences for inmates who have vasectomies

A Tennessee judge has ended a controversial program that permitted inmates in White County, Tennessee, to receive reduced jail time if they agreed to undergo a birth control procedure, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield issued an order in May offering White County inmates a chance to reduce their sentences by 30 days if they agreed to have a vasectomy or get a birth control implant.

Benningfield said he implemented the program because he...

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