More Than 17,000 California Inmates To Be Released Early Because Of COVID-19 Concerns


More than 17,000 California inmates may be released early due to COVID-19 concerns. That number is 70% more than previously estimated. Victims and police argue some of them should stay locked up. The releases are also causing problems for probation officers and community organizations that are scrambling to provide housing, transportation and other services for inmates who may pose a public health risk. Nearly 300 inmates with active infections have been released.