Release of inmates due to virus is a slippery slope

Here’s one of the more ugly fallouts from the coronavirus shutdown: Inmates are being let loose by the thousands.
Earlier this week, the Judicial Council of California eliminated bail for nearly all misdemeanors and other low-grade felony charges. In Ventura County, it’s resulted in the release of 77 inmates, mostly low-level criminals, who were put out on the street due to the statewide mandate aimed at reducing the population of county jails in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thos...

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