There was another major piece by Paige St. John, in today’s L A Times, about the farce that is realignment.
First mentioned by name is Jesus Ysasaga of Fresno. A chronic drunk and beater of women. He has been sentenced to the Fresno County Jail repeatedly for violations. About half the time they refuse to even book him. They have sometimes merely booked him and released him, citing lack of a bed to park him in.
The article asserts that about 13,500 prisoners are being kicked early EACH MONTH throughout California due to lack of bed space. This is an increase of 34% when compared to pre-realignment numbers.
In LA County male prisoners often serve only 10% of their sentence. Female prisoners often serve only 5%.
Next up is Leopoldo Arellano, 39. He was arrested at least 18 times between 2012 and 2014 for violation of parole, criminal threats and domestic battery.
Next mentioned was Demetrius Roberts of San Diego County. He was kicked loose 12 times. He is a convicted sex offender on GPS monitoring. He likes to disable his monitor.
Also mentioned was Sidney DeAvila, a convicted sex offender from Stockton. He was brought in 11 times in 2012 and 2013, several times by the Fugitive Apprehension Team. He was released within 24 hours each time. Shortly after his most recent release he raped and murdered his 76 year olde grandmother and literally butchered her dead body. He was found the next day wearing her jewelry. He has since pleaded guilty to rape and murder and was sentenced to 25-to-life. The family is suing CDCr and San Joaquin County for negligence.
Clicking here will link to the article. It is worth the read. Thanks to Caroline for the link.