California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus

California will release up to 8,000 prisoners this summer, in an effort to create more space and prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in prisons.

News of the plan comes after more than a third of the inmates and staff at the San Quentin prison in the San Francisco Bay Area tested positive for the coronavirus.

Anyone who is eligible for release will be tested for COVID-19 within seven days of their return to society, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says.

California’s state prison system currently reports 5,837 coronavirus cases among inmates — a rise of 860 cases in the past two weeks. Another 1,222 employees have also been infected.

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6 Responses to California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus

  1. Mike Smith July 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Bear in mind, this likely mass prisoner release comes at the same time the Organized Left (LULAC, BLM et al) is coordinating to defund multiple police departments and sheriffs offices across state lines.

    Of course this particular release will not be the first time the State of California has let out a large numbers of violent felons prior to their release dates.

    Go on YouTube, type in ‘Massad Ayoob’, watch his videos on personal and home defense, and adopt his habits. They’re proven!

  2. Naomi Fisher July 13, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    My information was San Quentin was the last stop after committing violent crimes and serving time in Alcatraz! We do not need or want these violent people released. I totally agree with William Hicks. Isolate the place, keep them in prison and keep us safe!

    • C. Collier July 13, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Pelican Bay generally has the worst of them. San Quentin is supposed to have death row and the death chamber. In fact, it *used* to have the death chamber until a certain mis-governor (that would be Fuhrer Newsom) violated CA law and had it taken apart and disabled.

      But, i say keep them in prison. Why should we put up with the plague of crimes they will bring with them?

  3. zapcomix July 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    This is so scary! I agree with Mr. Hicks, where people are totally taking advantage of the untruthful hysterics concerning the Covid “pandemic.” Police have been frightened into backing off, while at the same time the state is releasing thousands of dangerous prisoners from prisons across the state. There are already reports that currently released prisoners have killed people. What has happened to America?!

  4. William Hicks July 12, 2020 at 9:24 am

    My guess is few people are aware that many prisoners in San Quentin have intentionally tried to spread the virus with the plan that they would be released. It would be my suggestion that they stay in San Quentin and just isolate in place.

    • William Hicks July 12, 2020 at 10:53 am

      May I add, you aren’t imprisoned to San Quentin on low level crimes. This is releasing the wolf on the lambs.


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