They must be insane…
Several Democratic members of the House including Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have recently sent a letter to New York governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to release more prisoners to help cull the coronavirus.
A while back, Cuomo had released 1,100 prisoners in light of coronavirus, and now Nadler along with Ocasio-Cortez are asking him to release even more.
The letter to the governor reads:
“In late March, you issued a directive to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to release up to 1,100 people who were incarcerated on technical parole violation holds in New York State jails. We urge you now to exercise leadership and compassion to protect people living and working in jails and prisons. Releasing a significant number of incarcerated people and ensuring compliance with public health standards will surely save lives, both of those who are incarcerated and of others living in the community. We urge you to take quick and decisive action on a much larger scale. Ignoring this looming crisis promises to harm or kill so many more.”
It seems like the Democrats don’t see the dangers in releasing prisoners. They were sent to jail for a reason, and releasing them because of a pandemic might actually inflate the deaths.
There is no promising that the people released from jail won’t go and do the same thing that lead them to jail.
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