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"When parolees get arrested, they get released the next day," said Susan Kane, a Department of Corrections supervising agent in Stockton, just outside San Francisco. "So it doesn't matter how bad they are or what's happened. If there are no fresh criminal charges, they are released the next day back into the community."
In San Joaquin County, where Stockton is located, dozens of convicted sex offenders who were sent to the county jail during a 10-week period last year were all released within a 24-hour period, records show.
Originally posted by jtma508
Now I may be crazy, you wouldn't be the first to make that accusation, but wouldn't it make more sense to put the sex offender (who has a high likelihood of re-offending) back in prison and release a drug-offense inmate instead to relieve the overcrowding?
Released prisoners with the highest rearrest rates were robbers (70.2%), burglars (74.0%), larcenists (74.6%), motor vehicle thieves (78.8%), those in prison for possessing or selling stolen property (77.4%), and those in prison for possessing, using, or selling illegal weapons (70.2%).
Within 3 years, 2.5% of released rapists were arrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for homicide.
Originally posted by mOjOm
reply to post by Superhans
Even if what you say is true, this is about more than just "the numbers". A car thief who continues to steal cars every time he is released is obviously a problem however the Sex offender who rapes or hurts a child just one additional time is still much worse than the multiple car thefts.
Originally posted by brandiwine14
These are predators.....they are smart, cunning, quiet and reserved when needed. Qualities that the average robber and drug dealer lack. A predator knows what they are doing and are almost always less likely to get caught, they take their time in planning out their despicable actions and who they are going to commit such heinous acts against. They prey on weakness and hide this well. They make their victims believe grave things will happen to them if they tell.........so very often....all too often indeed these victims hold it inside for fear.
Convicted sex offender Sydney Jerome DeAvila was in and out of the San Joaquin County jail 16 times for a variety of parole violations and other minor offenses over a two-year period. Two weeks after his last jail stay in February 2012, police say he raped and murdered his own grandmother, dumping her in a wheelbarrow the backyard of her home.
Rachel Russell was 73.
CNN watched in mid-June as a convicted sex offender was arrested not long before 7 p.m. on a Tuesday because he had illegally allowed the battery on his tracking bracelet to expire. Less than 24 hours later, Jack Turner, described in court papers as having an "extensive history of sexual violence," was released from the San Joaquin County jail.
Turner estimates that he's been in and out of county jail four or five times during the past month.
"Last week, this week, last week, the week before that, probably the week before that, so they (know) me real well," he said.
She recalled a conversation she had with a paroled child molester that her agents had arrested:
"He says, 'You can do whatever you want to me, I'm only going to be in jail one night, and when I get out, I'm gonna do what I want to make your life miserable.' "
I'm not trying to say what you claim "isn't true", I just said, "if what you say is true" as I don't have the proof myself nor did you provide any for your claim. I was just making a generalized point in reference to what you said. Not trying to call you a liar or anything. I was only trying to point out that there is a scale when considering those who are typically considered "less of a threat" than others beyond just the statistics.
"So it doesn't matter how bad they are or what's happened. If there are no fresh criminal charges, they are released the next day back into the community."
Originally posted by mOjOm
reply to post by Superhans
Stop telling me to read Pal. I'm not your bro!
I've read the news reports about this.
Read them months ago and made posts on them then in more detail then. This is taking place in my state. I'm aware of the conditions of who is being released and why and the media's bias in presenting it also.
Non of which has to do with my first post in reply to you...
You were saying "It's a good idea" cause they have a low repeat offender rate. My only point was that, while taking into consideration that not all sex offenders equate to actual harmful sexual offenders, attention should be paid into other areas as well.
While a violation isn't a new charge of the same type as their original it's not exactly making sense to arrest them, charge them, then let them go either now is it??
I mean why bother with the arrest and charge just to let them go. Waste time and money. If they are supposed to be locked up again for a violation then lock em up, those are the conditions.
Let out some of the folks in there for doing nothing more than self medicating and then maybe it wouldn't be too full to house those who should be housed.