A Sacramento judge has ordered state prison officials to halt the plan to release some prisoners early.
Under the plan second strike inmates were set to be released early. but prosecutors led by Sacramento county district attorney Anne Marie Schubert have successfully won a temporary restraining order. They say early release policies endanger public safety.
“Many of these so-called ‘nonviolent’ second-strikers have long and violent criminal histories – including repeat felony domestic violence convictions, sexual assaults and gun violence,” Schubert said in a statement. “Releasing these dangerous inmates after serving a small fraction of their sentences not only lacks accountability, it shortens effective rehabilitation, violates victims’ rights and is a significant threat to public safety.