Los Angeles Times: Fears grow that releasing thousands of California prisoners will spread COVID-19 into communities

Los Angeles Times: Fears grow that releasing thousands of California prisoners will spread COVID-19 into communities. “Missteps by corrections officials handling releases from state prisons are fueling fears in some California counties that thousands of inmates eligible for early release will spread the coronavirus in their communities. Across the state, county probation officials and others on the front lines of the release of as many as 8,000 inmates by the end of August have complained that prisoners were recently freed with little notice to local authorities and without appropriate transportation or quarantine housing — and in some cases, no clear indication they were virus-free.”

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