More Than 150 Tennessee Prison Escapees Still at Large

NASHVILLE, TN - More than 150 men and women who escaped from Tennessee's prison system during the past three decades remain at large.

That's according to an investigation conducted by The Tennessean newspaper.

Of the 48 states that track such data, only California and New York have more unsolved prison escapes, the newspaper found.

Several reasons were cited for the number of uncaught inmates in Tennessee.

They include state correction officials and local sheriffs being at odds over who's responsible for tracking county jail escapees, and missing or purged arrest warrants.

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