New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) plan to free thousands of inmates due to the coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a complete disaster, with many of the criminals promptly being rearrested, according to Breitbart.
It has been reported that out of the 2,500 inmates released from the federal prison at Rikers Island, 250 had been rearrested a collective total of 450 times for repeat offenses since they were first released. The information came from the NYPD’s Michael LiPetri, Chief of Crime Control Strategies.
Cuomo first began the policy nearly three months ago, claiming that prison populations were at a higher risk of contracting the virus. The initiative initially saw the release of over 1,000 prisoners, with a significant portion coming from New York City alone. Last month the total number of rearrested Rikers inmates was just over 100.
Similar policies have been enacted in other states heavily controlled by Democrats, including Illinois, Massachusetts, and California. The policy has been widely condemned for presenting a clear danger to public safety, as many of the released criminals are violent offenders, including murderers and rapists.