Epidemiologists warn that jails and prisons are highly susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks. But that reality doesn’t explain the baffling decision made by officials in Monroe County, New York.

As part of a broader initiative by the Empire State, authorities in Monroe County released 50 prisoners, including child sex offenders, and dumped some of them off at a local hotel. (Daily Wire)

“Eight registered sex offenders have been released from the Monroe County Jail as part of a statewide order coming from The Department of Corrections and Community Services– or DOCCS,” WIVB reported Sunday.

According to the Monroe County Sheriffs’ Office, more than 50 inmates were released Saturday from the county jail, nine of whom were dumped at a local Holiday Inn Express in the town of Greece.

“Among the inmates known to be staying at the Holiday Inn Express are four registered sex offenders,” the WIVB report said. “Three of whom are registered as level 3 sex offenders and are deemed by New York courts as most likely to re-offend. All three of the level 3 sex offenders staying at the Holiday Inn Express have been convicted for the rape of minors.”

DOCCS apparently ordered a release of “low-level technical parole violators” over COVID-19 concerns, though, again, it remains unclear if there were even any confirmed cases within the jail.

Want to know more about the latest updates from every state as the coronavirus pandemic continues? Explore our interactive map:

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Advertisement
Do You Approve of Trump’s COVID-19 Response? [TAKE THE SURVEY]

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
42 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
8 months ago

Those New Yorker officials keep adding murder and other gross felonies to their disadvantage lists.

Ernest Tracy
Ernest Tracy
8 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

They will vote!

A. D Roberts
8 months ago
Reply to  Ernest Tracy

Do you not get it. The government officials in NY are not concerned about children OR dying from Corona. They are working about bringing about chaos and anarchy. The worse they make things the more likely they can impose a dictatorship like Clay Jenkins is trying to do in Dallas County, Texas.
IF the situation is bad, democrat government officials will make it worse.

A. D Roberts
8 months ago
Reply to  Ernest Tracy

Democrats have said it. NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
8 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

I get where you’re coming from; I too hate sex offenders – especially those who hurt children.

But remember what God said “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord.” God will deal with them justly and in HIS own time. If you think those people grate you and I the wrong way, God is much more offended over it than either of us.

Let’s just hope they don’t hurt any children while they’re out of prison and if they do, someone else may do exactly what you recommended.

HMB
HMB
8 months ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

Nearly all sex offenders will repeat their crimes. These people cannot be cured. They should never be released upon the unsuspecting public.

Bill
Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

If any one of them commits a crime the victim or family should file suit for damages against those who authorized the release. Is it legal for anyone other than the parole board or governor to release a criminal who has been convicted and sentenced by a court? Perhaps those released were awaiting trial?

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
8 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

I had to look three times to make certain that I hadn’t written that?

My exact thought.

Jeannie Frank
Jeannie Frank
8 months ago
Reply to  Mandy Martin

Thank you-yes, it is frightening that these criminals are on the loose, when we all need to continue to be safe from all of them. God will deal with them and “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord” will apply.Thank you for everything you sated so well. God still and always has been is in Control.

LEON AMER
LEON AMER
8 months ago
Reply to  Jeannie Frank

Nope, if anyone hurts my kids, vengeance will be MINE !!!!!!!!

Bill
Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Jeannie Frank

Some wonder why gun sales are on the increase. Even a genius should be able to answer that.

William Moore
William Moore
8 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

I’m surprised this wasn’t happening here in California. Wait, I don’t want to give gruesome gavin ‘give away the store for free ‘ newsom any ideas. Oh, damned, too late, he’s probably thinking of this right now. Gotta continue the destruction somehow.

Richard
Richard
8 months ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

To keep the prisoners free from the Chinese virus, the prison officials should have not allowed visitors to the inmates, screened the staff for any contact with corona-virus persons, for a one or two month period ! Life within the prison could go on as usual as the prison would have been secured from persons who might have contacted the Chinese virus. Isn’t that what prisons are for, secure isolation from the rest of society !

Rich
8 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Hey Rich how dear you use your brain for something as useful and simple as that? Right on brother.

Bernie Guy
Bernie Guy
8 months ago

Cuomo is out to buy the felon vote. Why not? The rest of his cronies are criminals.
BTW, the decision to release the criminals was not made by anyone in Monroe County. It was ORDERED buy the Democrats running the state in Albany. The Monroe County Sherriff did NOT want to release them and thought it was a stupid idea.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
8 months ago
Reply to  Bernie Guy

The sheriff should have handcuffed two of them together at a time before sticking them in the hotel. That would have made life more difficult for any of them trying to return to a life of crime.

John Skoufis
John Skoufis
8 months ago

No surprise here, is there? These are their disadvantaged heroes that are the result of a spiteful and hateful society and should not be stigmatized. Their victims are simply collateral damage for the greater good.

David Crounse
David Crounse
8 months ago
Reply to  John Skoufis

Well, now that they’ve stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, does that mean the sex offenders are now doctors?

MikeyW
8 months ago
Reply to  David Crounse

Yes, specializing in pediatrics.