Sonoma County Jail To Release 200 Inmates Due To Coronavirus Outbreak


More than 200 Sonoma County inmates are getting out of jail early because of the coronavirus outbreak. Sgt Juan Valencia from the Sheriff’s Department on the Drive:

Their trials will be pushed back to future dates. Jail officials say they’re dropping the inmate population by about 20% by cutting these people loose. Anyone who gets arrested for non-serious crimes during the outbreak also won’t be thrown in jail. Instead they’ll be put under house arrest. No inmates or staff at Sonoma County Jail or North County Detention Facility have gotten coronavirus.