Felons Released from Prison So They Won’t Catch the Corona Virus

The BBC has reported that communities across the USA are releasing hundreds of felons from federal, state, county and city lockups due to the Chinese Covid-19 virus pandemic. In addition, judges are said to be working out plea bargaining deals for low-level offenders who have yet to be convicted of their alleged crimes. These alleged criminals will be released without serving time.

The newly released felons include drug dealers, thieves, muggers and so forth. It takes no stretch of the imagination to know these criminals will be able to take up where they left off—prowling the streets, mugging passersby, selling drugs, boosting cars, and invade the homes. One has to wonder just how much social distancing this bunch of losers are going to observe, model citizens that they are (sarc).

From the BBC 3/19/2020:

New York City is releasing “vulnerable” prisoners, the mayor said on Wednesday, days after Los Angeles and Cleveland freed hundreds of inmates.

Prison reform advocates say those in jail are at higher risk of catching and passing on Covid-19.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that city officials will this week identify individuals for release, including people who were arrested for minor crimes and those most vulnerable to infection due to underlying health problems.

His announcement came hours after a guard and a prisoner tested positive for coronavirus at Rikers Island prison, where disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, 68, is a high-profile inmate. (Do you wonder if they also checked Weinstein’s cell mate for STD?) Weinstein will be moved to a different state prison, an official said on Wednesday.

Other New York prisons, such as Sing Sing, have had inmates test positive for corona virus and one employee for the state’s corrections department has died from it.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reduced its inmate population by 600 in the last two weeks, officials said on Tuesday.

“Our population within our jails is a vulnerable population just by who they are, where they are located, so we’re protecting that population from potential exposure,” Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters earlier this week.

The LA County jail system is the largest prison system in the world (and rightly so) with an average population of around 22,000 prisoners.

Mr. Villaneuva disclosed that arrests in the county are also down, from an average of 300 per weekend to only 60 in mid-March.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where the city of Cleveland is located, has also released hundreds of prisoners due to corona virus concerns.

Judges held emergency hearings through the weekend to work out plea deals and other agreements to allow prisoners to be released early or without serving time.

Several states from New York to California are now banning in-person visitors. A ban on visits led to a deadly prison riot in Italy last week.

Federal agencies will postpone most arrests and deportations during the corona virus crisis.

Prison-reform campaigners (aka bleeding heart liberals) say prisoners face unique risks, due to a lack of hygiene in overcrowded cells and hallways.

Handcuffed people cannot cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, sinks often lack soap and hand sanitizer is considered contraband due to its alcohol content.

Iran has already released 85,000 people, including political prisoners, in an effort to combat the pandemic. (And yet, the faithful still literally lick the iron bars around their holy shrines one after another.)

The US locks up more of its citizens per capita than any other country, with an estimated 2.3 million people behind bars in federal, state and local prisons.

Some high profile convicts have argued for early release over corona virus fears.

They include President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, 53, financial fraudster Bernie Madoff, 81, and Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela, a notorious Colombian drug lord.

~ Grif

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greenworxx
greenworxx
2 months ago

Between releasing felons from jail, giving the homeless a free pass and the open Southern border, the virus and crime will reek even more havoc in most cities.

DCG
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DCG
2 months ago
Reply to  greenworxx

All by design…never let a crisis go to waste!

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
2 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Speak of the devil — If you happened to have missed Rahm Emanuel (and Donna Brazile) on Fox News Sunday today, I suggest you maintain that state of mind. They were both MUTE-worthy today, as they were speaking off the cuff, isolated to their own studios, and unencumbered by the social graces and expectations when talking around a table with folks holding different viewpoints. Rahm just couldn’t stop interrupting Chris Christie; I’ve never seen him so annoying. Who was worse? The governor of Michigan, who continues to blame Trump for everything Corona-related. I wonder how Flint’s doing? Detroit? Shall we… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
2 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Especially when they’re the cause of the crisis in the first place.

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
2 months ago

Only a truly twisted mind could rationalize releasing prisoners/criminals back in to the public a solution for any thing.

m walker
m walker
2 months ago

David Rockefeller Quote
“This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long – We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
~ David Rockefeller

CalGirl
CalGirl
2 months ago

Whew! I was really worried about prisoners getting the coronavirus while housed in prison away from the general and transient/fluid population, stowed away, sort of “sheltering in place” like the rest of us here in CA. What a relief that they were released into our neighborhoods/out onto the streets. Now we’ll all be much safer—they and us—(she said, tongue in cheek).

Pretty sure the next excuse for a general non-sensical prison release will be our upcoming “Independence Day” in July. After all—A rose is a rose by any other name.

Me Have-E NO NAME
Me Have-E NO NAME
2 months ago
Reply to  CalGirl

You are ABSOLUTELY: BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT…and…(more) BRILLIANT! It’s minds like your’s (or is it “yours?” lol, in fairness, I NEVER claimed “brilliance” for myself, lol) that I’ve assumed would be one reason why public gatherings are limited and/or have been altogether eliminated. But I’m cynical. To BE fair-ish…I suppose it’s like, well, only 1 person out of 10 had “The HORRIBLE-Mexican-Beer-Virus”–>I’m coining that NOW, I’ve sipped a particular beverage and it…SUCKED…anyway, um, yeah, just wanted to compliment you. And there was another person on another forum on some OTHER Internet (just kidding) anyway, another website forum poster posted a “made-me-think”… Read more »

Steven Broiles
2 months ago

If it’s a leftist idea you can bet it’s a bad one! The first thing leftists do once they seize control is to throw good law-abiding people to the wolves. However, there are two things (at the very least) going on here. First, America is still reeling from the massive and unjust imprisonment from the Clinton Era. Non-violent drug addicts don’t belong in prison. They were sent up the river for long stretches to serve as prison labor for corporate interests. Beware the prison-industrial complex. Second, there is the health problem of who serves as a vector: With this current… Read more »

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
2 months ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

“Second, there is the health problem of who serves as a vector: With this current crisis, who spreads it to whom.? Good question: We can’t tell. But if—and it’s a big if—it can be reasonably estimated that the infected prisoner would infect more inmates than an infected guard, you release the inmate—unless he is violent.”

Um, why release them? You have them securely under control; why not simply quarantine them?

DCG
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DCG
2 months ago

Notice how the criminals and homeless are free to roam in “shelter in place” states? It’s almost as if they anticipate that law-abiding citizens will follow their mandates. It’s very odd how certain sectors of this population are deemed perfectly OK to not self quarantine during this pandemic…

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
2 months ago
Reply to  DCG

What’s that thriller movie called again about some point in the not-to-distant future… oh yeah, “The Purge”.
Dystopian. “Anything goes”. “Survival of the fittest (or most willing/able to strike first)”… Is it coming?

Splitfinger
Splitfinger
2 months ago

This is exactly why we have the 2nd amendment …
This government needs replacing.
If the criminals go free and we are enslaved well then there is no reason to have this government!!!!

Michael Garrison
Michael Garrison
2 months ago

Notice how everyone who appears on tv to tell us that they’re infected…..ALL FREEMASONS.
When Wuhan was first hit, the video’s showed people dropping like flies.
But here in America, all we get are smiling sports stars, pedophile actors,…..ALL FREEMASONS.
ALL ACTING OUT AN AGENDA.
Folks, when this virus is over in April, the Tribulation will then begin.
There’s no doubt….we have lost America.

chemtrailssuck
2 months ago

Yeah, like that vile pedophile loving creep Tom Hanks.

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
2 months ago

Not to be sarcastic or anything, but just about everything that has been going on the past month or so, including edicts from Trump regarding Covid-19, appear to me to be a slippery slope towards socialism. Rely on big government. Don’t work; government will give you money. Trust us. We will eventually be told to shelter in place (some entire states already have), and those found outside without proper documentation (a hall pass?) will be taken into custody, fined, beaten, or jailed. Only those deemed worthy by the state or its actors will be actually tested and/or treated for virus… Read more »

TrailDust
Admin
2 months ago

Question: Are they trying to destroy the country? I can’t understand this action.

chemtrailssuck
2 months ago
Reply to  TrailDust

In any and every way they can. I was watching the movie “How to Murder your Wife” with Jack Lemmon last night. I spied with my little eye a big red 666 on the left hand corner of a big building, it was about half way through the movie, before he threw the mannequin into the concrete chute, I think. These Hell E weirdos sure do like to flaunt their evilness, I suppose they don’t think that the smoke of their torment in Revelations applies to them? I pray that they repent and turn away from the evil one before… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
2 months ago

It’s amazing how fast this hysteria has spread. I don’t notice the obituaries becoming clogged with names yet.

theyatesboys
theyatesboys
2 months ago

“Order” the common, everyday law abiding citizen to stay in their homes during a health “crisis,” and release incarcerated criminals back onto the streets. Makes sense to me. (that’s sarcasm folks)