Government Waste

Tennessee Expends Resources Tracking Dead Parolees

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

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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.