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CA Sheriff Loses Appeal on Judge's Order to Release "Dangerous" Inmates Over COVID

The ACLU says an appeals court has just denied an effort by Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes to stop the release of half of the jail population, including prisoners that Barnes has said are violent and otherwise represent danger to the public.

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CA Sheriff Defies Judge's Order to Release Violent Inmates Over COVID

Out of the inmates who are classified as medically vulnerable, 59 are in for murder, 39 for attempted murder, and 90 for child molestation and a litany of other crimes, Sheriff Don Barnes said.

Inmates Released from Rikers Under COVID-19 Policy Have Re-Offended

More than 100 inmates who were released from incarceration on Rikers Island following Coronavirus concerns in late March have committed subsequent crimes.

Released PA Rape Suspect Found Dead After Shooting Fireworks at Police, Burning Home

Video reportedly shows Fish setting off fireworks toward officers. Moments later, the residence went up in flames.

LE Group Says CA Prison Reform Laws Led to Slaying of Sacramento County Deputy

Littlecloud was a felon released from state prison. Under AB 109, responsibility for supervising him was transferred from state parole agents to county probation officers. But Littlecloud committed new crimes upon his release.

Suspect in Slaying of Whittier Officer Arrested 5 Times in Last 7 Months

A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after slaying his cousin, was arrested five times in the past seven months while under supervision of county authorities as part of a controversial program many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, according to records and authorities.

CA Convict Release Proposition Passes

California voters handed a decisive victory to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday in his effort to reshape the state's criminal justice system, approving a ballot measure to offer a new chance at prison release for thousands of prisoners.

Prop 57: Doubling Down on Disaster

Like many misguided propositions in California, Prop 57 is likely to pass. Which means the Golden State will be releasing some bad people early.

Video: Family Members of Slain CA Officers Oppose Prisoner Release Proposition

Family members of two law enforcement officers slain in recent weeks have come out against Proposition 57, accusing Gov. Jerry Brown of attempting to deceive voters about the measure that would enable some inmates to be paroled sooner.

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Family Members of Slain CA Officers Oppose Prisoner Release Proposition

Family members of two law enforcement officers slain in recent weeks have come out against Proposition 57, accusing Gov. Jerry Brown of attempting to deceive voters about the measure that would enable some inmates to be paroled sooner. More Here.

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