On Friday, the CDCR announced the planned release at least 8,000 convicted felons who haven't served their complete sentence. This is in addition to the 10,000 inmates already released starting in April.
District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer rebuked the continuing actions of CDCR, stating: “Governor Newsom has made clear time and time again his intent to fill our communities with violent felons. He has repeatedly issued commutations for convicted, notorious killers, and now has opened wide the floodgates for violent felons to be released into our streets. Rather than implement policies that make our prisons safe, he has chosen to use the pandemic as an excuse to intentionally cripple the criminal justice system and single-handedly overrule sentences set by hundreds of judges across the state under laws approved by the People. The Newsom administration’s continuing actions are a dereliction of his duty to the citizens and laws of California.”