Government Waste

Tennessee Expends Resources Tracking Dead Parolees

They're at their most dangerous when they're dead!


Officers with the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole turned in paperwork stating that certain parolees were still alive — even though some of them died nearly 20 years ago, according to newly released state audits.

"If parole officers are supervising dead people, this is a waste of taxpayer dollars and makes us wonder about the supervision of parolees living in our communities," state Comptroller Justin Wilson said in a statement.