Does a combination of prisoner release + 'mask' mandate(s) provide for a more dangerous environment to citizens?
“As an example, when we learned last week that [Brann] was about to use her authority to order an across-the-board release of hundreds of inmates serving city sentences, we were assured that the release would not include those serving time for domestic violence or sex offenses, given the risks to victims,” the letter states. “Unfortunately, we later learned that such individuals were indeed included in the ranks of those to be released.”
"De Blasio said Sunday that more than 650 inmates had been released over coronavirus concerns."
"Hundreds of prisoners released early from Rikers due to COVID concerns are being enabled to re-offend again and again without consequences, law enforcement leaders say."
Cause and Effect.
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NY POST: City district attorneys rip de Blasio over planned release of high-risk inmates
By Larry Celona, Gabrielle Fonrouge and Natalie MusumeciMarch 30, 2020 | 5:09pm
he city’s five district attorneys and the Big Apple’s special narcotics prosecutor sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and his correction commissioner Monday slamming them for the planned release of violent inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The DA’s from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island and special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan, said they’ve been reviewing requests for the release of inmates from Rikers Island “with the goal of reducing health risks in a manner consistent with public safety.”
“Our review of the lists provided to date has led us to consent to the release of many hundreds of individuals due to their age and/or health condition; the nature of their charged crime; or the length of their remaining sentence,” reads the letter to Hizzoner and DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann.
“At the same time, we want to make clear that the categories of those proposed for release have, in some instances, included individuals who pose a high risk to public safety,” the letter says.
The joint missive goes on to that “in those instances” the DA’s “have communicated our concerns, but these concerns have not always been heeded.”
NBC NEW YORK: NYPD Brass: We’re Arresting Too Many Prisoners on Early COVID Release
Jonathan Martinez is one of at least 250 people released from Rikers during the coronavirus pandemic who has since been re-arrested, in some cases multiple times
By Melissa Russo • Published June 12, 2020 • Updated on June 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Hundreds of prisoners released early from Rikers due to COVID concerns are being enabled to re-offend again and again without consequences, law enforcement leaders say.
“We’re continuing to see people get arrested over and over and let right back out. And it really defies common sense,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in an interview with NBC New York.
Of approximately 2,500 defendants sprung from Rikers early because of COVID safety planning, at least 250 have been arrested again since, according to Michael LiPetri, chief of Crime Control Strategies for the NYPD.
Chief LiPetri tells NBC New York the NYPD did not object to releasing older defendants, nor those with underlying medical conditions. But he says the consequences of the larger-scale release of prisoners are now showing up in the arrest data, with those 250 re-offenders being arrested 450 times so far during the pandemic.