2018 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 27 - Executive Clemency
§ 40-27-110. Victims of Crime Executive Clemency Notification Act.
(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Victims of Crime Executive Clemency Notification Act."
(b) Prior to any reprieve, commutation, pardon, exoneration, or any other form of executive clemency being made public, the governor shall notify or cause to be notified the attorney general and reporter and the district attorney general of the judicial district in which the conviction occurred of the impending clemency action.
(1) Prior to notice of the clemency action being made public, the district attorney general, through the victim-witness coordinator, shall notify the victim or victims of the offense for which the person is receiving clemency, or the victim's representative, of the impending grant of clemency.
(2) If notice is required by this section, the district attorney general, through the victim-witness coordinator, shall contact the victim or victim's representative by telephone, electronic mail, facsimile or by other means intended to ensure that the victim receives immediate notification; provided, that the victim or victim's representative has provided the district attorney general's office with contact information necessary to accomplish such immediate notification.