A startling trend that has developed across the country has been violent criminals being let out of jail to roam the streets because of fears they will contract coronavirus behind bars.
Michigan is one of the states that has begun rolling out these types of policies, particularly in the city of Detroit, which is Michigan’s epicenter of the coronavirus crisis.
Click on Detroit reported on how inmates are being set free with the pandemic used as an excuse:
Hundreds of inmates have been released from Metro Detroit county jails in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Officials have been reviewing the cases of inmates who would not be a danger to the public if released. Sentencing judges have the final say.
As of Wednesday, the Wayne County Jail has released 384 people, and 997 are still incarcerated. No inmates have tested positive for the virus, but 52 employees have it.
The Oakland County Jail population is down 152 since March 24. It had 1,079 inmates then. There are now 927 people behind bars. Officials said many of those people released were at the end of their sentences.
“These guys are dangerous… These guys are getting out and committing more crimes,” a parole officer told FOX 2 News under the conditions of anonymity.
Strangely, the order was rescinded shortly after it was made but the damage has already been done. The DOC estimates that hundreds of potential felons have taken their tethers off and “hopefully” will be placed back on in the upcoming days.
Even after the pandemic is over, civil society may never recover from the damage that has been done due to the mass hysteria and government overreach.