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Fugitives evade Tennessee authorities

Tennessee has let more escaped fugitives slip through its judicial cracks than almost any other state. In fact, convicts on the run have murdered at least nine people during the past 30 years, all due to a system not equipped to handle fugitives who get out of state custody. In a series, bolstered by in-depth multimedia, The Tennessean finishes the investigation that staff began last December. They track the stories of more than 200 men and women who escaped from the state prison system since the 1930s. The articles relate personal stories of victims, explore the failure to bring fugitives to justice, and explain the issues facing the prison system.

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