State Proposes Early Release of Felons to Save Money Mayor Villaraigosa and Others Discuss Reactions and Potential Impacts NA09196rf

July 22, 2009

News conference to discuss a program for early release of felons from state prisons

Thursday, July 23, 2009
9 a.m.

Mayor’s News Conference Room
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street (Use Main Street entrance)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) President Paul Weber
To discuss the impact to Los Angeles on the proposed release of 27,000 felons from state
prisons.  The early release program could cost taxpayers more than $4 billion over three years based on the number of inmates to be released and standard recidivism rates. Additionally, the LAPPL estimates that the early release program in California could result in over 245,000 new crimes and crime victims over the next 36 months.

Questions regarding the news conference may be directed to LAPD Media Relations at 213-485-3586 or LAPPL Representative Eric Rose at 805-624-0572.