California’s coronavirus response has left many people outraged, as the state allows thousands of prisoners to walk free because of COVID-19 fears, while ordering the rest of the population to “shelter in place.”
At the same time, Los Angeles is moving homeless people to recreation centers in residential areas — a move opposed even by some homeless people, who point out they will be more at risk of contracting the virus in crowded, enclosed spaces.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
More California counties are releasing inmates to protect their jails againstpossible coronavirus outbreaks.
In Alameda County, officials announced 247 people were being released from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. San Diego County officials have announced similar moves, as have San Francisco, San Mateo and other counties.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has reduced its inmate population by 6% in the last three…
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