The following article, California Will Have Released Nearly 20,000 Prisoners by August to ‘Slow the Spread of COVID-19’, was first published on Flag And Cross.
California apparently has roughly 17,000 inmates who are considered to be medically high-risk. Nearly 3,000 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Golden State.
Now, as many as 20,000 inmates will be out of the big house by the end of August – to “slow” the spread of the Chinese virus.
Good one, Gavin.
From Washington Examiner:
An estimated 8,000 inmates could be eligible for release by the end of August, in addition to the state’s reduction of about 10,000 inmates since Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in March, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said.
The CDCR says its previous “pandemic emergency decompression efforts” have reduced inmate populations system-wide by approximately 10,000 people already, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission within its facilities.
“These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff,” CDCR Secretary Ralph Diaz said in a news release. “We aim to implement these decompression measures in a way that aligns both public health and public safety.”
According to the CDCR, of the state’s approximate 115,000 inmates, roughly 2,400 prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus, and at least 31 prisoners have died from COVID-19 related illnesses – accounting for roughly 2 percent and 0.026 percent, respectively, of the inmate population.
NEW: Due to the rising spread of #COVID19, CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare, while recommending they close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 28, 2020
More from Newsom:
California is now the first place in the world to mandate zero-emission trucks by 2045 – addressing air pollution in the state’s most disadvantaged & polluted communities.
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) June 25, 2020
Wear your mask.
This isn’t about politics. It’s about SCIENCE.
Protect others. Protect yourself. Help slow the spread of #COVID19.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 24, 2020
NEW: Yesterday CA conducted over 76k #COVID19 tests.
Positivity rate: 5.7% over 7 days.
That rate in Imperial County, however, is at 23%. Hospitals there are overwhelmed.
So today we’re working with the county to reinstate a stay at home order.
We have to take this seriously.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 26, 2020
REMINDER: CA, you are now REQUIRED to wear a mask in public spaces.
We’re seeing too many people with faces uncovered. Wearing a face covering is critical for keeping people safe and healthy, keeping businesses open and getting people back to work.
Do your part. Wear your mask.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 19, 2020
Newsom announced a few weeks back that illegal aliens were going to receive coronavirus stimulus checks, using taxpayer dollars.
An illegal act? Most likely.
For some reason, though, it doesn’t matter.
And yet, it would seem as if Newsom cares little for homes for veterans.
Today, the Gov. announced closure of the Barstow Veterans Home. It’s unconscionable to balance the budget on the backs of our veterans and even worse to displace the 200 residents who currently call this home. https://t.co/gMSM0KbA8I
— Asm. Jay Obernolte (@JayObernolte) May 15, 2020