4.5K Inmates, Including Convicted Pedophiles, Freed from Illinois Prisons
The decision to release prisoners is due to concerns the coronavirus spreading
Prisons in Illinois have released 450 inmates, including convicted child sex offenders, every week, according to state records.
Over 4,500 inmates in Illinois have been freed from prison between March 1 and May 6.
Amongst those freed included pedophiles convicted of sex crimes against children.
Other crimes included assault, drug trafficking, and additional murder-related charges.
The decision to release prisoners is due to concerns the coronavirus spreading.
Every week for the past two months, around 450 inmates are released from Illinois prisons, data indicates.
One hundred and fifty of more than 4,500 released inmates have been convicted of sex crimes.
One such prisoner is 31-years-old Steven Haberkorn, who is a convicted pedophile who was allowed to parole out of prison on March 2.
Another is 59-year-old Gustavo Covarrubias, who was allowed to parole out of prison on March 24.
And 47-year-old Charles Shumard was allowed to parole out of prison in March; he was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a 15-year-old.
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Five hundred and twenty of the 4,500 Illinois inmates were convicted for “Class X” felonies.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) has threatened that violators of the state’s stay-at-home order can be arrested, charged, and prosecuted.
Earlier this month, Massachusetts released hundreds of inmates, among them, are men charged and convicted of raping children.
Two men accused of child rape are among the almost 830 inmates the state has freed in the last month.
Additionally, a group of sex offenders classed as "high risk" to the public was freed from prison in California earlier in May.
The seven men released by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office have all been convicted of sex offenses, including child abuse and other violent crimes.