Tag archive


178 Inmates Being Released From Sacramento County Jails Over COVID Threat

in People

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Coronavirus concerns at Sacramento County jails will lead to more inmates going free, authorities say.

The inmates will be released on Monday.

One group CBS13 spoke to said it’s nearly impossible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. That’s one of the reasons why the Public Defender’s Office along with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office say they are negotiating an early release program for individuals with 90 days or less on their sentence.

The program will impact 178 inmates. The group Decarcerate Sacramento wants half the inmate population released because health practices inside jails lead to the spread of the coronavirus.

Sheriff Scott Jones only has the ability to adjust sentences by 30 days.

Continue Reading on CBS Sacramento

At least 8 released inmates were held at Turlock hotel for California’s Project Hope

in People

TURLOCK, Calif. — Stanislaus County officials confirmed at least eight inmates were held at the Candlewood Suites in Turlock as part of California's "Project Hope."

Project Hope is a state-funded program for inmates being released from prison during the coronavirus pandemic. It allows both state parolees and those released on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) to quarantine or isolate in a hotel upon their release from prison.

Mark Ferriera, chief probation officer for Stanislaus County, told ABC10 that the Turlock hotel was the only Project Hope location in the county. It has seen eight inmates on PRCS held there from April to August 21, all of whom Ferriera said had their last residence in Stanislaus County.

Ferriera said inmates on PRCS are supervised by the county while, generally, those who committed serious or violent offenses are overseen by State Parole. The type of supervision the released inmate gets is based on the offense that put them in prison.

Continue Reading on ABC 10

Go to Top