Gov. Brown releasing 100 prisoners as virus safeguard

Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Governor Brown has announced that 100 prisoners will be released as a protection against the spread of the COVID-19.   The inmates were slected on the basis of their vulnerability. Few other details have been announced.

“While DOC acted quickly to meet the threat presented by COVID-19, there are limits to the department’s ability to implement physical distancing in a correctional setting. Given what we now know about the disease and its pervasiveness in our communities, it is appropriate to release individuals who face significant health challenges should they contract COVID-19.”