Whether or not releasing prisoners is an effective way to protect them from COVID-19, data is coming out that it is contributing to a rise in violent crime.
According to UCLA, 67,000 criminals have been released throughout the 50 states despite the fact that #COVID-19 in prison populations is less than the general population.
The NY Post also reports that at least 50 of the newly released Rikers Island #prisoners were rearrested for new crimes in recent weeks — and in some cases were cut loose again.
In Washington State, a recently-released career felon was arrested after allegedly attacking and strangling a woman on a hiking trail.
A young woman in Denver has been #murdered by a convicted felon less than a month after his coronavirus jail release.
Oakland officers arrested a man for allegedly carrying out one carjacking and attempting another which came less than an hour after he was released in relation to another alleged car theft.
A San Jose man was arrested after he allegedly carjacked a car from one person and hit another person in the head with a hammer just days after he was released from jail. The story indicates that prosecutors objected to the criminal's release because of his violent background.
Redding, California, police officers re-arrested a criminal after he tried to force his way into a residence just five days after getting out of a state prison as a result of coronavirus concerns.
Having the information to know what's happening in your area has a big effect on your #safety and #security plans. One of our base concerns is protecting ourselves from street #crime like noted above. Unfortunately, the facts indicate that street crime is -- and will be -- rising.
Prepare and train accordingly.