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Keeping Tabs On Parolees

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -   Metro's East Precinct has adopted a program to keep a close eye on parolees.

In the pilot program, a parole officer will monitor individuals on parole or probation.

The goal is to deal with issues of re-offenders.

Hundreds of parolees live in East Nashville. Police said many stay clean, but others end up part of a repeat offender cycle that concerns neighbors and police.

The precinct also mails a letter to every person released from prison that moves to the area as a warning in hopes the offenders don't reoffend.

Repeat offenders have become an issue with police especially recent violent crimes in which suspects were out on parole or probation. 

The Legislature will consider tougher sentencing laws next year.

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