Amid COVID-19, California releases some inmates doing time for murder. Advocates push to free more
Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2020

Los Angeles Times reports:

“This spring, the state expedited the release of 3,500 inmates because of the coronavirus, and in July it freed 2,345 others early. Thousands more are eligible for release, including at least 6,500 deemed to be at high risk because of medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to COVID-19.”

The state of Califorina must grapple with the issue of deciding to release not only nonviolent offenders but those who have done violent crimes but in critical condition regarding COVID-19.

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