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Parker speaks of ways to reduce jail's revolving door
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Tennessee Commissioner of Corrections Tony C. Parker says the goal is to have inmates not return to incarceration after their release. - photo by Bill Zechman
Ninety-five out of every 100 current state prisoners will be released at some point and returned to society. But more than four out of 10 of those ex-convicts will commit new offenses and be back behind bars.