Inmate In Florida Commits Murder One Day After Being Released Due To Coronavirus Concerns

An inmate who was recently released in Florida due concerns over coronavirus and was deemed “low-risk” has now committed murder, only a day after being let loose.

As The Daily Mail reports:

A Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of a murder committed just one day after he was freed from jail to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Joseph Williams, 26, was initially booked into Orient Road Jail on March 13 for possession of heroin (less than four grams), a third-degree felony, and possession drug paraphernalia, a first-degree misdemeanor.

But on March 19 Williams was one of 164 inmates deemed low-risk who was allowed to leave custody following the issuance of Administrative Order 2020-018 which allows people to go free early to decrease the risk of contracting COVID-19 in crowded facilities.

He left the Hillsborough County jail at 8.02am but by 10.40pm the next day, police were called to the scene of 8000 block of Ash Avenue in Tampa where a man had been shot dead.


Jails around the country have been releasing inmates they have deemed as “low-risk” like Williams in an attempt to stop the Coronavirus from spreading in jails and prisons.



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