Death Penalty Tennessee

FILE – This file photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows Tennessee death row inmate Pervis Payne. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has granted a death row inmate a temporary reprieve from execution. Lee issued a short statement Friday afternoon Nov. 6 2020 saying he is granting a reprieve to Pervis Payne until April 9 “due to the challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)