As prisons everywhere talk about reducing their populations because of the coronavirus situation, Los Angeles County has already released more than 17-hundred inmates from custody.
In an announcement, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said none of the inmates are considered threats to the public. He said 30-percent of the county's 15-thousand inmate population is considered homeless. Governor Gavin Newsom expressed concern, saying these newly-freed people were particularly vulnerable if they didn't have parole plans, as they may end up on the streets or in a homeless shelter.
Meanwhile, a judge is denying Michael Cohen's request for a reduced or modified prison sentence. The former personal attorney of President Trump asked the court to allow him to serve his sentence from home amid the concerns of the coronavirus. In rejecting the request, Judge William Pauley III said Cohen must “accept the consequences” of his actions.