September 20, 2020

California Governor to free 8,000 more criminals due to COVID-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom just authorized the release of 8,000 more criminals because of COVID-19, which will bring the total early releases in California to 18,000 by the end of August.

Even felons incarcerated for violent crimes will be eligible for early release. According to Politico:

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.

The program does exclude prisoners with death sentences or life without parole. It also excludes prisoners with recent rule violations.

Early release is supposed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in California’s 33 state prisons that house more than 100,000 prisoners. According to the Wall Street Journal: “More than 6,700 prisoners and 1,300 corrections employees in California have tested positive for the virus.”

Advocates for early release argue that the spread of COVID-19 in prison is caused by close quarters and lack of access to good health care, but a significant amount of the spread was caused by two prisoner transfers from COVID positive prisons without quarantining. The prisons involved are Chino, San Quentin, and a Lassen facility. Prison officials did not observe basic COVID practices like testing and quarantining transferees to prevent the spread.

But for leftist criminal justice warriors, COVID-19 has been a boon. They don’t believe anyone should be incarcerated and COVID is providing an excuse to release thousands of convicted criminals into California’s general population. The governor and the media are playing along with them and pretending that early release will make coronavirus in the prisons just go away.

Most people probably think that releasing almost 20,000 prisoners would endanger public safety, but they would be wrong according to Gavin Newsom and organizations like Californians for Safety and Justice (a project of the leftist organization Tides) who claim that releasing prisoners early will make every Californian safer.

In a classic example of Orwellian double-think, Jordan said, “We’re glad the Governor is taking action to release more people. 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. Supporting the health and safety of all Californians means releasing people unnecessarily incarcerated and transforming our justice system.”

What do you think? Are people safer when criminals are released early? Are too many people incarcerated unnecessarily? Scroll down to the comment section and tell us what you think.

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31 Responses

  1. Make sure to release these felons in the areas where legislators and political figures authorizing these releases reside, and keep ’em there.

    1. Clean up the prisons and separate the sick. You should not release the population. Then the released can cause more problems.In effect, you’re giving them free rein to do what ever they want. It won’t be pretty and it’s the government’s responsibility to really clean things up this time!

    2. 100%agree this is another Democrat that’s lost his mind and needs to be gone.i lived there and hated every second of the time I was there.

  2. Release prisoners because closeness can spread the virus, yet it was mandatory to isolate families to help to not spread the virus!

  3. Newsome is insane just like Pelosi. The math doesn’t add up because putting 20,000 people on the streets that have been exposed to the virus would actually be a serious danger to all Californians. All released prisons in California should be taken to meet their generous Governor Newsome and give him a big hug for the gift of freedom.

  4. In place of these 8, 000 inmates California’s going to release into the WILD then they can put NEWSOM in their Place ! That would be the best place for this DERANGED AND DEPLORABLE LOWLIFE SUMBUCKET.

      1. russell you ht the head right on. Newsom and his cronies are a present and dangerest to us the American people, the sooner you folks can get rid of this crumb the better off your lives wil be. Our gov is Democrat but our legilaters put a lid on what she could and could n’t do,that crumb gov or Califorina has got to be stricken from power.

  5. No wonder people are buying guns to protect them self’s. Someone should stop this, it is crazy.🇺🇸🇺🇸

  6. WHOEVER mayor’s and governor’s releasing the prisoner’s. Should have to be held accountable for them at all times. And they should be made to keep Gavin Newsom as there mayor. In that mayor’s state or cities. If something happen while a prisoner’s out. Then Newsom should be held accountable.

  7. Once I read that those who are in charge want Socialism, also want many people to be replaced with ignorant folks to follow like sheep and go along with their plans without question. Could California just not give a damn who they kill when the Prisons are emptied. We know they have an agenda, but what exactly is it? Just to destroy our way of living.

  8. HOW CONVENIENT???????? JUST IN TIME TO ALSO LET THEM “VOTE”…….OF COURSE THE DEMS WILL ALSO PAY THEM TO “VOTE” THE WAY THEY WANT???????? WHEN I WORKED ON THE POLLS…..ANYONE WHO WAS A CONVICTED FELON……COULD NOT VOTE AT ALL….INSIDE OR OUTSIDE PRISON!!!!!!!! WOW HOW THE GAME CHANGES FOR OTHERS CONVENIENCE??????? FRAUD VOTING……”IS ALIVE AND WELL”!!!!!!!!! CROOKS…IF THE REPUBLICANS DID THIS THE DEMS WOULD HAVE THEM IN COURT, IMPEACH THEM, ETC?????????

  9. When they release the 8000 prisoners it will just spread the coronovirus even more than it already, besides they will just start committing more crimes again

  10. This is insane. All these democratic mayors/governors are doing is emboldening the convicted felons to commit more crime and possibly more heinous acts!

  11. This had little to do with covid-19 in my opinion. States that are going bankrupt are the ones releasing prisoners because it saves them money. There is no concern for the general public especially in sight of the fact that they are also trying to ban the law enforcement officers, also a monetary decision. If you vote Democrat this November, you’re putting yourself, your family and your neighbor in serious jeopardy.

  12. They are in prison for a reason, they committed a crime, so we are attempting to defund police and release criminals, makes sense to me if you wish to create more mayhem and defile our nation

  13. You must be crazy letting these criminals out, especially since some have Covid19. It will spread like wildfire in California. They are having serious problems right now with Covid19. Why would they want to make things worse?

  14. A state wide vote to see the results of removing all the security guards from our officials and then observe if they are still in favor of releasing these people from prison.

  15. What Newsom, is doing is against all common sense, this action is going to bite him baddly and he will get whar comeing to him.

  16. I think that he is delusional. They were put in jail long before the virus was even something to consider.

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