Skip to comments.Computer errors let violent California prisoners go free
Posted on 05/26/2011 3:26:02 PM PDT by markomalley
Computer errors prompted California prison officials to mistakenly release an estimated 450 inmates with "a high risk for violence" as unsupervised parolees in a program meant to ease overcrowding, according to the state's inspector general.
More than 1,000 additional prisoners presenting a high risk of committing drug crimes, property crimes and other offenses were also let out, officials said.
No attempt was made to return any of the offenders to state lockups or place them on supervised parole, said inspector general spokeswoman Renee Hansen.
All of the prisoners were placed on "non-revocable parole," whose participants are not required to report to parole officers and can be sent back to prison only if caught committing a crime. The program was started in January 2010 for inmates judged to be at very low risk of reoffending, leaving parole agents free to focus on supervising higher-risk parolees.
The revelations come two days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California's prisons are dangerously overcrowded and upheld an earlier order that state officials find a way to reduce the 143,335-inmate population by roughly 33,000. The state has two years to comply.
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Just turn ‘em loose in AZ. The citizens will address any problems.
On the plus side of all of this, in California, there are more liberals’ kids these early releasers can rape and kidnap for whoring than there are conservatives’ kids.
No big deal. The prisons are over crowded anyway and over 40,000 are going to get released due to the SCOTUS ruling. /s
Just good Rat voters!
I wonder how many innocent people are going to die as a result of this pursuit of utopian perfection.
Odd. On Monday I told a friend about CA’s plan to release prisoners. She said good, they would release the drug offenders.
I said, they’ll probably release the murderers first.
I didn’t know this included the NO PROBATION Gift card.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Chickens will be coming home to roost,
In addition, outside capital punishment, California has some of the strictest criminal penalties of most all states.
In 1994, Californians passed Proposition 184, "Three Strikes and You're Out" by an overwhelming majority, with 72% in favor and 28% against.
By 2004, twenty-six other states adopted their own, "three strikes" statutes.
The concept spread to other states, but none of them chose to adopt a law as sweeping as California's.
Concern for the inmates, not the citizens.
Like our FEDERAL borders, concern for the illegal aliens, not the citizens regardless of safety issues, cost and violence directed at Americans.
The Federal Government again...Prop 187 anyone?