“We’re glad the Governor is taking action to release more people. This is absolutely critical for the health and safety of every Californian,” said Jay Jordan, Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice in a prepared statement. “Too many people are incarcerated for too long in facilities that spread poor health. Supporting the health and safety of all Californians means releasing people unnecessarily incarcerated and transforming our justice system” … [Read more...] about Thousands Of California Prison Inmates Set To Be Released Because Of COVID-19 Outbreaks
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Prisoners with a year or less left to serve will be eligible for release. Among prisoners excluded from early release are those convicted of violent felonies and sex crimes, the department said. … [Read more...] about California to release 8,000 prisoners to slow pandemic
SAN QUENTIN, CALIFORNIA – JULY 08: A view of a new emergency care facility that was erected to treat inmates infected with COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison on July 08, 2020 in San Quentin, California. Over 1,400 inmates and staff at San Quentin State Prison have become infected with coronavirus COVID-19 after inmates from a Chino, California prison. Six inmates have died from the virus. An emergency care facility was erected on the baseball field to treat inmates suffering from one the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 in the nation. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about California Planning To Release Another 8,000 Inmates Early To Reduce Spread Of COVID-19
Loe said on Wednesday the volume of coronavirus cases has grown immensely in her hospital, Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley, and that the hospital's ICU is at capacity. But they have not yet expanded into their surge plan, such as canceling elective procedures or transforming other hospital units into ICUs. … [Read more...] about These California doctors flew to New York to fight Covid-19. Here’s what they learned.
It's a small analysis, but helps paint a picture of how a few cases can turn into a pandemic -- and how quick action can stop the spread, said Dr. Charles Chiu, a professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who led the study team. … [Read more...] about Gene study suggests coronavirus came to California multiple times