‘Unlawful Detention’

knox county detention facility

A Honduran immigrant called 911 for help. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office tried to deport her. She is challenging the legality of the county’s 287(g) program and suing for $2.5 million.

Shifting Stories

ICE officer

Shifting Stories The Knox County Law Department says that the sheriff’s immigration enforcement program complies with state law. But its arguments have varied — and have sometimes been incorrect. by jesse fox mayshark, Compassand tyler whetstone, knoxville news sentinelJune 9, 2021 (Photo courtesy of U.S. Immigration and customs enforcement) This is a joint report of Compass and the Knoxville News … Read More

Blurred Borders

Omar

The Knox County Sheriff’s 287(g) program has removed undocumented immigrants from their families and communities. But was it created legally?

287(g) Reined In

AKIN 287(g) protest 4/4/19

ICE tells Knox County Sheriff’s Office to prioritize high-risk and violent offenders in its immigration enforcement.

Trump Emissary Pays Tribute to TVA

Ken Cuccinelli at TVA

Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli visits Knoxville to praise the power agency, a few months after the president nixed its outsourcing.

Documenting the Undocumented

Knox County detention facility

An immigrant rights group says data shows the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is playing a significant role in federal law enforcement.

For the Records, pt. 3

Conley v. Spangler

The county Law Department reiterates its contention that the Sheriff’s Office can charge labor costs for inspection of public records.

For the Records, pt. 2

Conley v. Spangler

In a lawsuit trial, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office outlines its unusual interpretations of the state’s Public Records Act.

Finding Refuge

World Refugee Day highlights the challenges and triumphs of displaced people around the globe, including those who have landed in Knoxville.