Early Prison Releases

Murderer Who Commits Prison Assault Causing Great Bodily Injury (Alfredo Casillas - Case #93F01877) – In 1988, Casillas was convicted of second-degree murder with the use of firearm enhancement.  He received a sentence of 16 years to life in prison for this murder.  While in prison, he continued his violent conduct.  In 1992, Casillas and another inmate attacked a third inmate in the yard at Folsom Prison.  They used inmate-manufactured knives to slash the victim multiple times.  The victim suffered four slash wounds, one to the back of the neck, one to the left shoulder, one to the nose, and a 9-inch cut to the stomach.  Casillas was convicted of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury.  He was sentenced to 7 years in prison consecutive to the 16 years to life sentence he was already serving for murder.  In 1995, Casillas was convicted of being a prisoner in possession of a weapon.  Casillas’ murder conviction and criminal record demonstrate his propensity for violence.  The Board of Prison Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted early release on December 29, 2017.  Opposition Letter

Hit & Run DUI Driver Causing Death/Serious Injury Turned Fugitive (Joseph Holyfield - Case #11F04348) – In his current commitment offense, Holyfield consumed excessive amounts of alcohol before choosing to drive his wife’s BMW. Holyfield ran a red light at more than 65 mph when he collided with another car, which then collided with two other cars.  In total, four cars and six people were involved.  Holyfield left the scene on foot without checking on the welfare of any of the people he had injured. The victims (one of which was only 13 years old) were transported by ambulance to a hospital with deep lacerations, neck and back injuries, bruises, and contusions.  Holyfield later threatened to kill his wife if she did not call the police to report the BMW had been stolen.  He then told his insurance company the car was stolen, which delayed the financial recovery of the injured parties.  Holyfield was arraigned in July 2011, but fled to the Caribbean in November.  The FBI contacted local authorities, but they would not deport him. At the end of 2012, the St. Martin authorities informed the FBI that Holyfield had been kicked out of their country due to his alcohol and drug-fueled behavior, and that he was on a plane to Puerto Rico. The FBI took Holyfield into custody at the San Juan airport.  In 2013, Holyfield was convicted of hit and run with death or injury, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with injury, felony insurance fraud and false report of a criminal offense. He was sentenced to 13 years and 8 months in state prison.  Holyfield has lived a life of crime with 10 prior felony convictions and 12 misdemeanor convictions for crimes including attempted robbery, spousal abuse, burglary, auto theft, possession of narcotics, grand theft, violating a protective order and resisting arrest as well as multiple probation violations.  The Board of Prison Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted early release on January 17, 2018.  Opposition Letter

Validated Gang Member Accosts Elderly Man in Robbery (Brett Allen Evans - Case #15F00861) – Evans is a validated member of the Ridezilla gang.  In 2005, he received a strike conviction for robbery.  The victim in that case was a 60-year-old man who was accosted by Evans and his accomplice outside of a supermarket.  While the accomplice threatened the victim with a gun, Evans stole the victim’s money.  Before leaving, the accomplice pistol whipped the victim.  In 2009, Evans was convicted of accessory after the fact and received a sentence of 16 months in prison.  The victim in this case was beaten and robbed.  Evans was identified by the victim as one of the men who took part in the assault and robbery.  In 2012, he was convicted of buying or receiving stolen property and was sentenced to 4 years in prison.  In that case, Evans was the driver of a vehicle seen leaving the scene of a residential burglary. When he and his accomplices were stopped in the vehicle soon after, officers found items from the burglary in their possession.  Evans was on Post­-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) at the time of his committing offense.  In his current case, Evans and other gang members participated in the residential burglary of a marijuana grow house.  Gang members committing burglaries of lucrative "marijuana grows" are a frequent and alarming source of violent crime.  As a gang member with violent prior felonies and a penchant for violating probation and parole, Evans has a criminal history spanning 12 years and numerous parole or PRCS violations.   The Board of Prison Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted release on December 11, 2017.  Opposition Letter

Early Prison Release Laws & Procedures:

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.  

Additional Offenders Granted Early Prison Release and Date Granted:

Ackerson, Alton - Opposition Letter

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

Casillas, Alfredo (12/29/17) - Opposition Letter

Charter, Michael - Opposition Letter

Clay, Cassius - Opposition Letter

Collier, Odis Philmore - Opposition Letter

Colvard, Curtis - Opposition Letter

Correa, Henry Lalo- Opposition Letter 

Dang, Phuoc Ngoc - Opposition Letter

Daryle, Alson (1/31/18) - 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

Dyer, Shelvert Lynn (1/29/18) - Opposition Letter

Eberhart, John - Opposition Letter

Eggman, Richard Lee - Opposition Letter

Evans, Brett Allen (12/11/17) - Opposition Letter

Fisher, Deshawn - Opposition Letter

Flores, Diego Cordova - Opposition Letter

Forte, Demetrius - Opposition Letter

Fresquez, Arkine - Opposition Letter

Fuller, Phaszon - Opposition Letter

Garcia, Raul Orlando - Opposition Letter

Gardner, Joseph - Opposition Letter

Garrett, Jimmie - Opposition Letter

George, Tavon Anthony - Opposition Letter

Gilmore, Lamont - Opposition Letter

Glass, Takneeca Kean - Opposition Letter

Gonzalez, Vincent - Opposition Letter

Gorbenko, Stanislav - Opposition Letter

Gormon, Jacare James - Opposition Letter

Gray, James Lamont - Opposition Letter

Gray, Sean - Opposition Letter

Grayson, John - Opposition Letter

Guardado, Atanacio - Opposition Letter

Guevara, Vincent - Opposition Letter

Haenggi, Ryan Scott - Opposition Letter

Hall, Brent Loring - Opposition Letter

Hall, Christopher Dillon - Opposition Letter

Hamilton, Jerry - Opposition Letter

Hanson, Philip Arne - Opposition Letter

Harris, Willie - 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

Holyfield, Joseph (1/17/18) - Opposition Letter

Huston, Joseph (1/29/18) - 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

Johnston, Lauren - Opposition Letter

Jones, Ronald Anthony - Opposition Letter

Jones, Shalon - Opposition Letter

Jordan, Celeste - Opposition Letter

Kelley, Eric Dwayne - Opposition Letter

Key, Ronald - Opposition Letter

Killian, Kristina Anne - Opposition Letter

Largen, Charles Robert - Opposition Letter

Lopez, Victor Rogelio - Opposition Letter

Maness, Kenneth - Opposition Letter

Marcellino, Curtis - Opposition Letter

Martinez, Guillermo - Opposition Letter

Mata, Jose - Opposition Letter

Mataafa, Lois Lynn - Opposition Letter

Matheny, Walter - Opposition Letter

Mathews, Damon - Opposition Letter

Mayberry, Donald (1/31/18) - 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

Montez, Victor "Chunky" - Opposition Letter

Moore, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Moore, Henry Andrew - Opposition Letter

Moore, Sabrina - Opposition Letter

Moore, Virgo Lee - Opposition Letter

Moos, James Daniel - Opposition Letter

Moreno, Miguel - 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

Ouphaphanh, Kongsoun (1/31/18) - 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

Piert, Eugene Alex - 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

Rodriguez, Kevin James - 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

Santos, Vanessa - Opposition Letter

Savala, David Hernandez - Opposition Letter

Searcy, Eric Lee - Opposition Letter

Shermer, Raymond - Opposition Letter

Shifano, Frederick - Opposition Letter

Silveira, Victor - Opposition Letter

Smith, David Conrad - Opposition Letter

Smith, James Michael - Opposition Letter

Solis, Isaac (1/30/18) - Opposition Letter

Staats, Marshall Loren - Opposition Letter

Stanley, Rodric - Opposition Letter

Stewart, Jimmy Lee - 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

Thurner, London - Opposition Letter

Timmons, Bobby Ray - Opposition Letter

Torres, George Mario - Opposition Letter

Trotter, John - Opposition Letter

Twofeathers, Robert - Opposition Letter

Valadez, Rufus Joseph - Opposition Letter

Valencia, Alejandro - Opposition Letter

Vang, Tong - Opposition Letter

Vang, Toua - Opposition Letter

Velasquez, Daniel Salvador - 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

West, James Allen - Opposition Letter

Whitney, Auntonio L. - Opposition Letter

Wilcox, Jason DeWayne - Opposition Letter

Williams, Gregory - Opposition Letter

Windom, Clinton Ray - Opposition Letter

Winston, Howard - Opposition Letter

Xiong, Yeng - Opposition Letter

Yang, Joshua - Opposition Letter

York, Travis Coleman - Opposition Letter

Young, Charles James - Opposition Letter

Young, Daniel Jerome - Opposition Letter

Young, Joseph - Opposition Letter

Zamarron, Anthony - Opposition Letter

Zeeb, William - Opposition Letter

Zepeda, John - Opposition Letter

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