Report claims that 30,000 California Prison Inmates Could be Safely Released
The same group that helped sponsor the early release of thousands of inmates has a new report out that the State of California could release 30,000 more inmates onto our streets.
The report was released last week, titled “Safe and Sound,” by the advocacy group that was at the forefront of the passage of voter-approved Propositions 47 and 57 claims that at least 30,000 prison inmates could be safely released if California adopts a series of reforms.
There are currently around 115,000 men and women spread out between 33 prisons around California.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and other law enforcement leaders have argued recent upticks in the crime rate are the result of some of the reforms.
Ron Hernandez, president of the union that represents Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, states:
It doesn’t apply across the board. But when you lessen the punishment so to speak, it emboldens them to go out there and commit more crime because there is no fear of repercussion.
While we agree with the title of the report that inmates could safely be released, what should worry everyone is what happens after they are released.
Look around. Crime rates are up throughout the entire state. It has gotten so bad that even the Los Angeles Police Department is being accused to playing with the numbers to avoid showing how bad it truly is.
Get ready to add those bars to your windows and watch out for one another.