California Governor Gavin Newsom will discharge around 8,000 individuals detained inside California’s prison system before the end of August. He has an end goal to spare lives in the midst of the crushing coronavirus flare-ups.
Many are questioning if this is the right move. Some say this is a step in the right direction and others do not.
Kevin Ryder says ” So far no domestic violence offenders are eligible. Needs to stay that way. Covid or not. “
[The Guardian] The state will also launch a one-time program under which those incarcerated in state prisons, including people serving time for violent felonies, will receive a credit shortening their sentences by three months. People with recent rule violations and those who are sentenced to death or life without parole are excluded from the program. Prison officials say the program will affect roughly 108,000 people, or about 95% of the state prison population. For 3,100 people, the credit will allow their release when the program begins on 1 August.
10,000 prisoners have already been released in an effort to slow-the-spread.
Scott Wilk Says ” Seriously? Early release of 8K potentially infected inmates raises the risk of contracting COVID for all of California. California to release 8,000 prisoners in hopes of easing coronavirus crisis”
One YouTube commenter says ” Theres enough problems with the homeless going around neighborhoods committing crimes. Some are looking for food, We have No Problem Feeding them. Others on drugs,alcohol causing Vandalism,Theft etc. “