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Counties in California are Releasing Hundreds of Criminals Back to the Streets

On March 17, 2020, a Sacramento County judge authorized the Sheriff’s Office to release prisoners who have 30 days or less left in their sentences.

Abbie VanSickle, a staff writer at The Marshall Project, tweeted, “BREAKING: Sacramento County judge authorizes the Sheriff’s Office to release jail inmates with 30 days or less remaining in their sentences. Ordered signed today and in effect until May 30. Includes misdemeanors and felonies. @MarshallProj

CBS13 reported that sheriff’s still have the power to not release prisoners.

In the Sacramento County Jail, visitation has been suspended until the end of the month in order to promote public health.

“We’re helping the virus, in fact, if we’re keeping these people in these disgusting conditions,” said Deion Seruelo.

A few people see the validity in early release.

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