A coalition of 14 Republican and Democratic senators is urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to facilitate the early release of large cats to federal prison in the midst of a Chinese coronavirus crisis.
Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) ask the DOJ to release “most vulnerable” inmates to federal prison:
The CDC has advised (adults over 60 and people with chronic illnesses) to avoid grouping and staying home as much as possible. Conditions of confinement do not allow individuals the opportunity to take proactive measures to protect themselvesand prisons often create the ideal environment for the transmission of contagious diseases. (Emphasis added)
For these reasons, it is important consistent with the law and taking into account public health and safety concerns, that the most vulnerable inmates be released or transferred to seclusion, if it’s possible. (Emphasis added)
The letter asks the DOJ to “quickly transfer non-violent offenders with a high risk of COVID-19 complications to home confinement,” and request that the compassionate release program be broadly defined so that they can be given precociously thousands more inmates. release.
“According to a report recently submitted by BOP, in 2019, 1,735 requests for release from prisoners or on behalf of inmates were initiated, of which 1,501 were denied by the guardians, and 226 were sent to the director of the BOP” , states the letter. “Of these 226, BOP only approved 55 requests and denied 171. We urge you to immediately issue guidelines that require” extraordinary and compelling “circumstances to be more widely understood and clarified that such circumstances include a vulnerability. to the COVID-19 “.
Letter to DOJ from John Binder to Scribd
The letter from the 14 Republican and Democratic senators comes as the George Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked DOJ to release about 10,000 felons from federal prison in the midst of a coronavirus crisis.
This week reports have been issued by officials at the White House Office of Legislative Affairs asking lawmakers to pass legislation that would release major crimes considered “non-violent” from federal prison.
Some of these “non-violent” felons released by the states have already offended and injured more Americans in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus Jailbreak: A Free Race Exposed that Threats to Kill the Woman at Knifepointhttps: //t.co/sAfIH3G2mj
– John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) March 24, 2020
The latest case was Joshua Haskell, 42, who was released early after being considered “non-violent” due to fear that the coronavirus would spread to Utah State Prison. Just days after his release, Haskell robbed a woman of his house and kept her in the fist, threatening to kill her.
John Binder is a Breitbart News reporter. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.