Early Prison Releases

In January 2015, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation began a new parole determination process after a federal court ordered California to reduce prison overcrowding.  As a result, inmates characterized as “nonviolent second-strikers” (NVSS) became eligible for early parole consideration.  In November 2016, Proposition 57 was then passed with the promise that “nonviolent” inmates who “turn their lives around” in prison could also earn early parole under a new “nonviolent parole review” (NVPR). 

Qualifying NVSS and NVPR inmates must not currently be serving a sentence for a crime legally categorized as a violent felony and must not be required to register as sex offenders.  NVSS inmates must have served (or be within 12 months of serving) only 50 percent of their sentence, while NVPR inmates may be paroled after serving the base term for the principal offense and may earn additional conduct credits. 

The Board of Prison Hearings (BPH) determines whether NVSS or NVPR offenders would pose an unreasonable risk to public safety based on a paper review of prior criminal history, facts of the current commitment offense, behavior in prison, rehabilitation efforts, whether the inmate has any medical condition which might affect the ability to re-offend, and written statements.

Unlike parole hearings - where the prosecution, defense attorney, and victim may appear - there is no public hearing for these BPH administrative reviews.  Additionally, no evidence-based risk assessment is conducted prior to consideration of early release to indicate an inmate’s safety risk.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office takes an active role in evaluating NVSS and NVPR cases.  For inmates who appear to pose a danger to the public, the office writes opposition letters to BPH with an overview of the inmate’s criminal history and current commitment offense, and an opinion on the public safety risk if an inmate is granted early release.   NVPR cases are especially concerning since prosecutors are denied access to records of the inmate’s behavior behind bars, which is critical to rehabilitation, and do not have a right to appeal an early parole decision.

Many of the offenders who are granted early prison release have violent and lengthy criminal histories. 

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert feels it is important for the public to be aware of the so-called nonviolent offenders being released early from prison into our neighborhoods. 

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office posts on this webpage information about inmates who have been granted early release from prison, which wlll be updated regularly. 

Victor “Chunky” Montez – A known gang member with a violent criminal history including voluntary manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest as well as drug transportation/possession and ammunition possession convictions.  He was also found to be in possession of a large cache of firearms. Montez has been in and out prison since the 1980s, violating parole seven times.  Opposition Letter

Deshawn Fisher – Prior convictions include voluntary manslaughter.  In the prior offense, Fisher and his co-defendant tried to rob a group of men at gunpoint as they played cards in front of a house.  Two men were shot, one died.  In prison, Fisher committed battery on inmates, participated in riots, engaged in mutual combat, and threatened an officer’s life among other violent behavior.  He violated parole twice by being in possession of firearms, ammunition and drugs.  Opposition Letter

James Allen West – Committing offense is assault with a deadly weapon by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury. West beat the victim unconscious, punching and kicking him in the head wearing steel toed boots.  Past convictions include violent assaults and battery with serious bodily injury. One victim was a 75-year-old woman. West beat the other victims until they were unconscious. Opposition Letter

Willie C. Harris – Multiple felony convictions, including a 1985 first-degree burglary strike offense.  Since 1999, Harris has had seven DUI and driving with a suspended license convictions and a reckless DUI conviction.  His committing offense was felony DUI where his blood alcohol level was .17, more than twice the legal limit.  At the time of that offense, he was on parole for a 2008 DUI conviction where he had a .19 blood alcohol level.  Opposition Letter

Vanessa Santos – Prior convictions include two assaults with a deadly weapon.  Santos stabbed one victim in the arm with a knife.  Nine days later, she stabbed another victim in the leg with a knife and kicked the victim repeatedly when she was on the ground, causing great bodily injury.  Santos was most recently convicted for driving recklessly through a residential area with willful disregard in an attempt to evade officers. 
Opposition Letter

Kevin James Rodriguez – Since 2001, Rodriguez has been convicted of felony domestic violence, felony assault with a deadly weapon and stalking charges, and false imprisonment.  He stalked, harassed and abused his girlfriend.  He chased her down with his car, almost causing her to crash, and held her and her daughter hostage in their own home, terrorizing them.  In 2013, he was a parolee-at-large and led police on a high speed chase with wanton disregard for the safety of the public or officers.  Opposition Letter

Additional Offenders Granted Early Prison Release:

Adams, Robert - Opposition Letter

Aguilar, Eileen Mary - Opposition Letter

Alleyne, Justice Lemar - Opposition Letter

Alvarado, Jesus Javier - Opposition Letter

Amaya, Richard - Opposition Letter

Anderson, Amber Rose - Opposition Letter

Ansel, Jeremy - Opposition Letter

Antonio, Robert Lee - Opposition Letter

Arauza, Gabriel Vincente - Opposition Letter

Arceneaux, Clyde Joseph - Opposition Letter

Armstrong, Trevon - Opposition Letter

Arnell, Herbert - Opposition Letter

Avitia, Paul C. - Opposition Letter

Barksdale, Shobal Esau - Opposition Letter

Bayona, Jesse - Opposition Letter

Becker, Lindsay Everett - Opposition Letter

Bell, Eric - Opposition Letter

Blake, James Lee - Opposition Letter

Blakes, Derrick - Opposition Letter

Boone, Dameon Demond - Opposition Letter

Bracy, Nathan Wyley - Opposition Letter

Bradford, Ryan Lamar - Opposition Letter

Brewer, Jamar - Opposition Letter

Brewer, James Edward - Opposition Letter

Brittain, Jerry Wayne - Opposition Letter

Brogdon, Marcus - Opposition Letter

Bush, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Byrd, Reginald Leroy - Opposition Letter

Camacho, Jose Guadalupe - Opposition Letter

Canady, Macanthony - Opposition Letter

Cardinale, Peter - Opposition Letter

Carter, Cornelius - Opposition Letter

Charter, Michael - Opposition Letter

Clay, Cassius - Opposition Letter

Collier, Odis Philmore - Opposition Letter

Colvard, Curtis - Opposition Letter

Dang, Phuoc Ngoc - Opposition Letter

DeMartini-Pavel, Shane - Opposition Letter

Dennis, Raymond - Opposition Letter

Dominguez, Teddy James - Opposition Letter

Dudley, Julius Levi - Opposition Letter

Duenas, Joe Cortez - Opposition Letter

Eberhart, John - Opposition Letter

Flores, Diego Cordova - Opposition Letter

Forte, Demetrius - Opposition Letter

Fresquez, Arkine - Opposition Letter

Fuller, Phaszon - Opposition Letter

Gardner, Joseph - Opposition Letter

Garrett, Jimmie - Opposition Letter

Gilmore, Lamont - Opposition Letter

Glass, Takneeca Kean - Opposition Letter

Gonzalez, Vincent - Opposition Letter

Gormon, Jacare James - Opposition Letter

Gray, Sean - Opposition Letter

Grayson, John - Opposition Letter

Guevara, Vincent - Opposition Letter

Haenggi, Ryan Scott - Opposition Letter

Hall, Brent Loring - Opposition Letter

Hall, Christopher Dillon - Opposition Letter

Hanson, Philip Arne - Opposition Letter

Hendricks, Taurus - Opposition Letter

Hernandez, Jose Luis - Opposition Letter

Highley, Richard - Opposition Letter

Hill, Ryland George - Opposition Letter

Holloway, Kenneth L. - Opposition Letter

Hudson, Aaron Wellington - Opposition Letter

Hurts, Deon - Opposition Letter

Jackson, Eric Damon - Opposition Letter

Jardine, Dale - Opposition Letter

Jarrell, Michael - Opposition Letter

Jeffries, Martin Edmund - Opposition Letter

Jeter, Demetrius - Opposition Letter

Johnson, Dre Maurice - Opposition Letter

Johnson, James - Opposition Letter

Jones, Ronald Anthony - Opposition Letter

Jones, Shalon - Opposition Letter

Kelley, Eric Dwayne - Opposition Letter

Killian, Kristina Anne - Opposition Letter

Largen, Charles Robert - Opposition Letter

Lopez, Victor Rogelio - Opposition Letter

Marcellino, Curtis - Opposition Letter

Martinez, Guillermo - Opposition Letter

Mataafa, Lois Lynn - Opposition Letter

Matheny, Walter - Opposition Letter

Mathews, Damon - Opposition Letter

Mayo, Ramon Ashley - Opposition Letter

McCauley, Marcus Xavier - Opposition Letter

 

McCray, Joshua Maurice - Opposition Letter

Medina, Raul - Opposition Letter

Mendez, Richard Ariel - Opposition Letter

Mendoza, David - Opposition Letter

Meredith, Aaron - Opposition Letter

Meredith, Dwayne - Opposition Letter

Miller, Broderick Carl - Opposition Letter

Mitchell, Charles - Opposition Letter

Montag, Michael James - Opposition Letter

Moore, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Moore, Henry Andrew - Opposition Letter

Moore, Virgo Lee - Opposition Letter

Moos, James Daniel - Opposition Letter

Morgan, Kevin Lee - Opposition Letter

Morton, Theodore - Opposition Letter

Nelson, Eric Jeffrey - Opposition Letter

Noble, Allen - Opposition Letter

O'Neal, Walter Brennan - Opposition Letter

Ortiz, Xavier - Opposition Letter

Pace, Willie - Opposition Letter

Padilla, Miguel Ramirez - Opposition Letter

Parker, John Kevin - Opposition Letter

Pena, Alejandro - Opposition Letter

Phipps, Latrina Ann - Opposition Letter

Powell, John - Opposition Letter

Powers-Garibay, Jenny - Opposition Letter

Prentice, Dante - Opposition Letter

Price, Emmanuel Jamar - Opposition Letter

Rabon, Levi - Opposition Letter

Radney, Jahmi - Opposition Letter

Randolph, Jimmy Dean - Opposition Letter

Rasmussen, Jerry - Opposition Letter

Reed, Eric John - Opposition Letter

Ribota, Agustin - Opposition Letter

Roberts, John Thomas - Opposition Letter

Robinson, Derail Rynae - Opposition Letter

Robinson, Kevin - Opposition Letter

Rodriguez, Lishane - Opposition Letter

Rorrer, Gordon - Opposition Letter

Rutter, Jennifer - Opposition Letter

Saechao, Sou - Opposition Letter

Saelee, Okouava - Opposition Letter

Saephan, Jonathan - Opposition Letter

Salcedo, Francisco - Opposition Letter

Salopek, Thomas - Opposition Letter

Savala, David Hernandez - Opposition Letter

Searcy, Eric Lee - Opposition Letter

Shifano, Frederick - Opposition Letter

Silveira, Victor - Opposition Letter

Smith, David Conrad - Opposition Letter

Smith, James Michael - Opposition Letter

Staats, Marshall Loren - Opposition Letter

Stanley, Rodric - Opposition Letter

Stockton, Brian - Opposition Letter 

Tapia, Jaime - Opposition Letter

Tatum, Brian - Opposition Letter

Terry, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Thao, Doua - Opposition Letter

Thomas, Martece - Opposition Letter

Threets, Dennis - Opposition Letter

Timmons, Bobby Ray - Opposition Letter

Torres, George Mario - Opposition Letter

Trotter, John - Opposition Letter

Valadez, Rufus Joseph - Opposition Letter

Valencia, Alejandro - Opposition Letter

Vang, Tong - Opposition Letter

Vang, Toua - Opposition Letter

Vindiola, Graviel - Opposition Letter

Volker, Avette Carol - Opposition Letter

Wardlow, Clint - Opposition Letter

Warren, Glenn Allen - Opposition Letter

Washington, Freddie - Opposition Letter

Watson, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Watts, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Weathers, Larrel - Opposition Letter

Wells, Cameron - Opposition Letter

Whitney, Auntonio L. - Opposition Letter

Wilcox, Jason DeWayne - Opposition Letter

Williams, Gregory - Opposition Letter

Windom, Clinton Ray - Opposition Letter

Xiong, Yeng - Opposition Letter

York, Travis Coleman - Opposition Letter

Young, Charles James - Opposition Letter

Young, Daniel Jerome - Opposition Letter

Zamarron, Anthony - Opposition Letter

Zeeb, William - Opposition Letter

Zepeda, John - Opposition Letter

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