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Governor Newsom exploits health crisis to free thousands of convicted felons

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s expansion plan to release additional convicted felons from four separate correctional facilities. According to a recent article published in The San Francisco Chronicle, the Governor’s early release plan could free at least 50,000 convicted felons which is nearly three times the original figure as reported in the media.

On March 4, Governor Newsom ordered the mandated shutdown of California. Under the guise of the crisis, the Governor has granted the early release of 18,000 convicted felons. He now has ordered the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to expand the early release program to include four additional correctional facilities.

Convicted felons serving their sentences for horrific crimes such as assault with a deadly weapon, throwing acid, vehicular manslaughter, armed robbery, and arson are among many of those on Newsom’s lucky release list.

“Once again Governor Newsom and his liberal administration choose convicted felons over victims’ families and law-abiding Californians. Governor Newsom has already released over ten thousand prisoners early and California’s reentry system is already having trouble finding housing, food and other re-entry services for the released prisoners.

“Instead of focusing on releasing criminals from prison early and overwhelming communities with thousands of unhoused and dangerous felons, Governor Newsom should focus on securing the energy grid, stopping these rolling black-outs, and protecting our law-abiding citizens and families,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

This article was released by the California Senate Republicans.


  1. TRUMP 2020!
    Gavin Newsom and Joe Biden are exactly why so many Democrats are WALKING AWAY from the Democratic Party.

  2. Agreeing with Marilyn’s points–and as far as I’m informed currently costs about $91,000 on the average to “house” a person in a CDCr facility (not $77,000)

  3. Sharon Grove should tell Trump to let those women and children in prisoned at the boarder go. The little ones don’t know there parents. Instead of letting his friends out of prison.

    1. Yeah she should tell Trump to deport them immediately

  4. Our prison system has been over crowded for years most non violent inmate could be released instead of paying $ 77.000 per year to house them. Trump’s friends got out prison due to Covid 19. Many older inmate with low level crime and medical condition should be released.The risk of inmate over 55 non violent felony to come back to prison is .0001 percent.

    1. I’m good with that. Just keep them off of Medicare and welfare programs and I’m 100% on board

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