Prisoners Released Early Due To Coronavirus Committing New Crimes

Last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a video of inmates deliberately trying to get infected with COVID-19 with the hopes of getting released from prison early. “Multiple men were seen sipping from a single bottle of hot water for two reasons: To falsely elevate their oral temperature moments before having their temperature taken by a nurse, and to spread the potential of infection” according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department press release.

The press release also stated the behavior was due to a “gross misunderstanding among the inmate population” who then “led many to believe that those diagnosed with COVID-19 may be released, which is untrue.” However, blaming inmates for the “gross misunderstanding” could just be the copout for bad leadership.

California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom “ordered the release of high-risk sex offenders from Orange County prisons during California’s stay-at-home orders, causing the sheriff to issue a warning to the community and affirm that the releases weren’t necessary” reported the Daily Caller.

“The seven released inmates have been convicted of various sexual and violent crimes, including sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon, child molestation, indecent exposure, parole violations and entering school grounds as a sex offender” according to the DC.
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