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Tennessee Senate OKs Bid to Remove ‘slavery’ as Punishment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The Tennessee Senate on Monday advanced a proposal that would remove a clause in the state’s constitution allowing slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. Currently, the Tennessee Constitution states that “slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, […]