California prisons are planning to release 3,500 inmates early in an effort to prevent a Coronavirus outbreak and to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Jails and prisons are a breeding ground for the virus because of overcrowding so officials plan to accelerate the parole dates for 3,500 inmates who are serving terms for nonviolent crimes.
People due to be released within 60 days will also get out of jail early.
The state has also blocked the transfer of 3,000 county jail inmates to prevent further overcrowding.
600 inmates will be moved out of close quarter dorms to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What a time we are living in…