California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the release of eight thousand prisoners to prevent the spread of coronavirus in prisons. This was reported by Interfax with reference to a statement by the Secretary of the California Department of Correctional Services and Rehabilitation Ralph Diaz.
“We strive to implement these measures in a way that is consistent with both public health and public safety,” Diaz emphasized. It is noted that the release affected only those who were left to serve their sentences for less than a year. At the same time, the amnesty did not affect those convicted of serious articles.
It was previously reported that the United States once again broke the record for the number of detected cases of coronavirus infection per day. On the eve of the disease there were detected in 71 389 people. In total, 3.24 million people have been infected since the start of the epidemic.