Posted: 10/5/2012 4:20:00 PM EDT
"When I read the audit and saw where we were supervising dead people, I knew that would be a headline, not only in Tennessee but all over the world," said Charles Traughber, Chairman of the Tennessee Board of Parole.
In 107 documented cases, the probation and parole officers were actively monitoring people who were dead - some for as long as 19 years. At times, the parole officers were merely checking on arrest records for the deceased parolees, while in other cases the officers claimed to have actually made contact with the person after their date of death.
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