The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is expected to release 17 parolees in the coming months to the Crescenta-Cañada area under the state’s new early release program, according to authorities.
In a presentation to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. David Silversparre said eight parolees will be released in La Crescenta, eight in unincorporated canyon areas and one in La Cañada. There is no official timetable, Silversparre said, but he added that corrections officials believe 6,500 such parolees will be released by August.
The program was included in a bill signed into law last year by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger intended to reduce the state’s prison population and ease budget shortfalls.