As the coronavirus began to gain a foothold here in the United States we were told that it was imperative that prisoners be released from jail. It was said the reason for this was due to the fact that the prisoners live in such close proximity to one another.
From a 30,000 foot view, this does make sense only if those people being released are non-violent offenders. In fact, we were told that only non-violent offenders would be released and those hardened criminals would remain behind bars.
It appears that may not be the case!
According to The Blaze,
The governor announced the order on Friday, calling for the 1,100 parole violators to be released citing concerns that jails might become hot spots for spreading the infectious disease.
Then on Sunday, WIVB-TV reported that more than 50 prisoners, including eight sex offenders, had been released from the Monroe County Jail over the weekend.
The report added that three of the sex offenders released are considered “most likely to re-offend” by the state:
The Monroe County Sheriffs’ Office said that more than 50 prisoners have been released from the Monroe County Jail on Saturday. Nine of those inmates are now staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Greece, .
Among the inmates known to be staying at the Holiday Inn Express are four registered sex offenders. Three of whom are registered as level 3 sex offenders and are deemed by New York courts as most likely to re-offend. All three of the level 3 sex offenders staying at the Holiday Inn Express have been convicted for the rape of minors.
H/T – The Blaze