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2244, 10 Jul 20

California to Release Violent Felons Because They Might Get Sick

This will not end well.

Prison officials have announced California will release up to 8,000 people from state prisons to curb the spread of Covid-19 throughout the institutions.

Officials on Friday announced three separate efforts, approved by the governor, Gavin Newsom, that they say will decrease the prison population by 8,ooo by the end of August. The measures mark the largest release efforts the state administration has taken since Covid-19 began to circulate among prison staff and incarcerated people.

The first initiative expands a previous effort to expedite the release of people with 180 or fewer days left on their sentences to include people serving time for serious felonies.

The second measure is an immediate review of cases of people with less than a year left to serve in eight prisons that have large populations at high risk of developing Covid-19 complications.

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.


2244, 10 July 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Typical liberals.. .

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    But, but, but,… manafort was released because of the threat of getting sick.  So was cohen (but he couldn’t abide by the conditions of release), a reason for allowing stone to walk was similar.  I’m surprised flynn hasn’t joined in singing that tune.

    For all you “rule of law” conservatives, how do you justify letting stone walk?  Ditto flynn?  One was convicted by a jury of his peers, the other pleaded guilty.  Yet another example of corrupt politicians letting the lawless go free.

  3. Mar

    Easily Le Roi. Corruption by the Obama justice department in Flynn’s case, an extreme liberal lying jury forethug in the Stone case and corrupt judges in both cases.
    But since liberals were the corrupt ones, you give them a pass, don’t you Le Roi.

  4. dad29

    how do you justify letting stone walk

    Susan Rosenberg.  Marc Rich.

    There are others.  Shove it, LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    The old “the other guys do it too” defense, eh dad?

    I agree, both Rich and Rosenberg were worthy of prison time. However there is no way to compare them to stone or flynn; Rich couldn’t be extradited, Rosenberg did serve 16 years. The best comparison would be scooter libby, pardoned by gwb.

  6. jjf

    Le Roi, they can’t be seen to speak against Trump in public!  Someone will question their loyalty!  The graft won’t trickle down to them someday!

    A year or two from now, as the investigations dig in and the horrors are documented, we’ll hear from so many who will say “yeah, I never liked Trump all along.”

  7. Jason

    >A year or two from now, as the investigations dig in and the horrors are documented

    That’s a good one Foust. Do you have any original material? I’ve been hearing this since the night Trump beat the old shrew at her game.

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    “her game”? Like when she chanted “lock him up”? Or mocked Gold Star parents? Or belittled a former POW, even after he died? Or mocked a handicapped person? The list is endless……

  9. dad29

    Oh, I see.  THOSE Presidents were kinda-sorta wrong.  THIS President is definitely, positively, and EGREGIOUSLY wrong.

    Like I said earlier:  shove it, LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy.

  10. jjf

    Le Roi, see, Dad29 is all about the subtle distinctions and Big Thoughts.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    You aren’t anywhere near man enough, dud.

  12. Jason

    Says the dummy threatening defamation. Are you a criminal Leroy?

  13. Mar

    So, President Obama commuted 1715 sentences. President Trump about 12 people.
    I guess Pathological Liar Le Roi is wrong again.

  14. Randall Flagg

    If the Penguin can be released, so can they.

  15. Tuerqas

    For the record, I have never once approved of or liked Trump for anything.  The man is pretty much reprehensible in all ways.  That said, Hillary and Biden are in the same same soup.

    On topic, I am only somewhat sympathetic to the inmates. Depending upon what year and whose stats you use 37-54% of murders are committed by repeat offenders.  The 37% was taken from repeat offenders that had had actual conviction and prison time for killing, while the 54% was taken from FBI estimates that include similar MOs for people never caught.  Robbery, car theft and the like are closer to a 65% repeat rate.  (Politicians have more like a 99.5% recidivism rate:).  I am just not for letting all the repeaters out early and en masse.  Especially with all the rioting still going on.  It is a professional robbers paradise.

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