Nearly 18,000 California inmates could be released early due to coronavirus

By Audrey Conklin | Fox News

California could be on track to release a total of 17,600 inmates early to make space in crowded facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) told Fox News that “in total, 8,032 [inmates] have had their releases expedited and overall, we have reduced the total incarcerated population by more than 18,300 since March as a result of suspension of county jail intake, the expedited releases” and those released in accordance with their sentences.

“We’re glad the governor is taking action to release more people,” Californians for Safety and Justice Executive Director Jay Johnson said in a July statement. “This is absolutely critical for the health and safety of every Californian. Too many people are incarcerated for too long in facilities that spread poor health.”

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One Response to Nearly 18,000 California inmates could be released early due to coronavirus

  1. William Hicks August 7, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    GOT TO MAKE ROOM FOR CHRISTIANS PRACTICING THEIR FAITH IN THEIR CHOSEN METOD.

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