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California Prison System Releases 450 Violent Criminals By Mistake!

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If you don't already do so, it may be a good idea to start keeping your doors and windows locked from now on.

A computer error has lead California prison officials to release about 450 inmates with "a high risk for violence"!


The officials thought they were releasing prisoners as unsupervised parolees in a program meant to ease overcrowding by placing qualifying participants on "non-revocable parole". The ex-cons don't need to check in with a parole officer and can only be imprisoned again if caught committing a crime.

To clarify, however, 450 prisoners weren't just released in one day. An investigation on the program, that has been in effect since January 2010, revealed 31 prisoners out of 200 released were NOT eligible for parole and 9 of those were determined likely to commit violent crimes.

Using 15% error rate they found in their sample of the 10,134 former inmates who were on non-revocable parole in July of last year, they've estimated that 450 violent criminals were mistakenly released, with about 1000 others who committed less violent offenses on the loose.

This alarming news comes just 2 days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Cali's prisons are overcrowded and ordered state officials to reduce the population by 33,000!

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Lieu, who ordered the investigation, asked, "How can the public have confidence they can release 33,000 felons safely?"

Good question!

What do U think California should do to correct this mistake?

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15 comments to “California Prison System Releases 450 Violent Criminals By Mistake!”

  1. 1

    unbeleivable –they let out nutters from the asylums and harden criminals without parole then lock up people who did almost nothing ridiculous!

  2. 2

    Why should violent monsters linger around and wait for death in prison, while tax payers are feeding them? All violent crimes should be punished by death.

  3. <= says – reply to this


    You said "What do U think California should do to correct this mistake?"
    I say fry 'em, show's over, problem solved. How easy was that? Texas could teach Cali a thing or two…

  4. buck says – reply to this


    yet Californian's continue to vote Democrats in office, i guess you deserve what you get.

  5. 5

    If they served their time in our corrupt federal system, then they deserve to be free. If they commit another crime, then they will have to face the consequences. What is wrong with people in America? Do you seriously think that our government doesn't commit violent crimes? Do those people undergo public scrutiny? Nope! You all are hypocrites!

  6. 6

    Easy, take out all the ones you incarcerated for drug related offenses and those that have obvious mental health problems send them to hospitals as they should have from the beginning. You just like to incarcerate for the stupidest of reasons hence your overcrowding.

  7. 7

    thats nuts! they wouldnt have such crowded jails if marijuana is legalize.

  8. 8

    Stop the drug war and that will reduce the number of non-violent "criminals" in prison.

  9. 9

    Hey, heres a thought…how about letting those that are locked up for nonviolent 'crimes' such as marijuana qualify for this program. Or better yet….not crowd up jails with such ridiculousness such as being caught with a plant on you.

  10. 10

    I grew up in California and this is exactly what they deserve. They continue to vote Democrat so that means the Democratic legislature continues to give away millions to illegals in rent subsidies, food stamps, medical aid, ect… yet won't fund additional prisons. Unfortunately, my hometown state is taking a dive and taking it quickly. These things will continue to happen and the state is going to get worse and worse, and of course it's not all about an illegal immigrants, but that is a major cause. You have San Fran, a sanctuary city, which is illegal by the way, and they won't even report illegal criminals to the feds, and they release them back into the streets.. INSANE!!

  11. 11

    As I proposed ten years ago, create a new clemency system designed to reduce the prison population safely by having average citizens sit on county clemency boards. People should be looking at who is fit for returning to the community. If average citizens knew who was really in prison, we would not have overcrowded prisons.

    This is much safer than having vote seeking politicians or job protecting prison officials sabotage safety at a cost to the taxpayers.

    21st century prison and justice reform must recognize that clemency is the most powerful tool in criminal justice and it is not being used properly. If used properly it can save billions and thousands of lives.

    Google California Clemency Boards.

  12. 12

    Re: cap chick – and its gonna continue to happen, more of my illegal relatives will keep on jumping the border
    too bad honkies!!!!

  13. 13

    Re: DR.DEE$$$$nutz* – fucking wetback.

  14. @v@ says – reply to this


    What do U think California should do to correct this mistake?
    How about their job? Big consequences shake up so due in the California Prison System.
    Heads should roll over this, not bonuses.

  15. 15

    Re: DR.DEE$$$$nutz* – What's really sad is the people of Mexico don't stay in their country and fight the cartels who are taking over their country.. YOUR COUNTRY and you're not fighting for it????