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Democrat States Want To Release Violent Prisoners Early

What are they thinking?

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who is currently facing an upcoming recall election, issued an “emergency declaration” this week that will have a big impact on the state’s prison population. The impact in question will be a lot more prisoners – including repeat offenders and those convicted of violent crimes – getting out of prison long before they would previously have been eligible. And when I say “a lot,” I mean numbers in the tens of thousands. The state had already released huge numbers of inmates convicted of non-violent crimes in the name of combatting the pandemic. But this order takes things to the next level and Newsom isn’t even working with the legislature to make it happen. The entire process unfolded in just three weeks with almost no public notice being given. (Fox News)

With little notice, California on Saturday is increasing early release credits for 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, as it further trims the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.
More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017.
That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.

In addition to putting a lot more felons back out on the streets, Newsom is ordering the closure of another prison. The California Correctional Center in Susanville will be shuttered by next July. I suppose you don’t need as many prisons when you’re just going to let everyone go.

So 63,000 inmates will soon be back out from behind bars and mingling with the public, including 20,000 who were serving life sentences. And for those who don’t qualify for a get out of jail free card, there is more “help” on the way. Prisoners currently serving in California’s work camps will immediately qualify for one month off of their sentences for every month they have served with “good behavior.” But as one law enforcement official pointed out, even the ones who fail to qualify due to “bad behavior” in any given month don’t really stay any longer. The month they lose can be restored in as little as 12 weeks and it usually is. So basically, everyone is getting “good behavior” credit every month now.

This is simply a case of the liberal push to “empty the jails” being put on steroids. And, as I mentioned above, the Governor is doing it single-handedly through executive order without even offering a period for public comment. In the past, when prison regulations were loosened, the matter was either handled legislatively or via a referendum.

All of this is being done at a time when Los Angeles just released its statistics showing a 38% increase in homicides over the previous twelve months and a similar surge in other violent crimes. San Francisco is experiencing a “dramatic spike” in murders, along with surges in other crimes, including burglary. Simultaneously, the streets are still regularly crowded with people calling for the defunding of police departments. What sort of suicidal culture has taken hold of California to produce these effects? Are these the conditions where you would really like to see tens of thousands of repeat offenders dumped back into your community far earlier than was anticipated?

Sources: HotAir: California to grant early release to violent, repeat felons

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Written by Joshua Jackson

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  1. Then We The Legal Citizens/People And Legal Immigrants Of The USA Can Shoot To Kill All Of Those Illegally Released Dangerous, Deadly Violent And Destructive CRIMINALS, IF THEY EVER SET THEIR FOOT ONTO OUR HOME GROUNDS! It Is Time To Stay And Start CRIMINAL PLINKING!!!!!!!

  2. As long as they stay in the Democrat run states or cities, that is fine. They can pal up with the illegal drug traffickers and child sex traffickers and terrorists that China Joe is letting flood our southern borders to launch a full-on crime wave in our country. What could possibly be the problem with this – isn’t this what the Democrats want? Then defund your police and send out unarmed social workers.

  3. “Democrat States Want To Release Violent Prisoners Early What are they thinking?”
    More potentially Democrat voters.

  4. Let’s see . . . California RELEASES Violent FELONS and JAILS mask offenders. HMMM, see the (lack of) LOGIC here? Only from a Left Wing Liberal. One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  5. That’s all we need, more violent prisoners turned loose to commit more crime in our country. Don’t we have enough democrat’s doing that already ?

  6. If a member of your family is harnmed by one of these life forms, it is time to hurt the people that turned them loose

  7. I believe the prisoners that are let loose should stay on the grounds of the mansions our politicians are living in (at our expense) and help with household chores that would include mowing lawns, raking up leaves as well as babysitting their children/grandchildren!

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