August 10, 2020
Riverside County prepares for prison parolees
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County will be getting 330 state prison inmates under an early release plan in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

All must test negative for COVID-19 prior to their release.

Approximately 300 of the inmates granted early release have 180 days or less left on their sentences, are not currently serving time for domestic violence or a violent crime, have no current or prior sentences that require them to register as a sex offender and have an assessment score that indicates a low risk for violence.

The remaining individuals have 365 days or less to serve on their sentences and meet the same crime and risk criteria.

The parolees will report to their local probation office for supervision and begin building a case plan and arrange for housing if needed.

“Our department is ready to manage the influx of new clients,” said Riverside County Chief Probation Officer Ronald Miller. “Most of these individuals were already scheduled to return to the county over the next few months. We are simply receiving them in a short period instead of staggered over time.”
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