Posted on January 4, 2022

Worst Jail Break in Us History – And Americans Pay the Price With Skyrocketing Crime Rates

Tom Cotton, Fox News, January 3, 2022

In 2020, our nation’s state and federal prison populations plummeted 15% to the lowest levels since 1992 – at the same time, murders skyrocketed nearly 30% to the highest level since 1998. By the middle of last year, local jail populations similarly shrank by an astonishing 25%.

In raw numbers, state and federal authorities reduced their prison populations by 214,000 in 2020 and local authorities reduced their jail populations by 185,000 compared to 2019. {snip}

So-called “coronavirus protocols” caused most of these reductions. Last year, the federal government sent thousands of inmates home in response to the pandemic. Rikers Island in New York City released 1,500 criminals, and Chicago’s largest prison released a quarter of its inmates.

Democrat-run states also released convicted murderers and an untold number of violent felons in the name of “public health.” In Virginia, an accused rapist murdered his accuser. In Florida, a documented gang member murdered a 28-year-old. {snip}


Local jails had 90,000 fewer felony offenders and 76,000 fewer misdemeanor offenders behind bars by the middle of 2020. {snip}

{snip} The drop in incarceration in 2020 was also fueled by a shocking 40% nationwide decline in the admission of newly sentenced criminals – which indicates a massive decrease in prosecutions. In New York, there was an even starker 60% drop in admission of newly sentenced criminals. In California, there was a 66% drop, the biggest decline of any state.

This concentrated drop in prosecutions is virtually unexplainable, except by the proliferation of progressive “Soros prosecutors” and a shrinking willingness to hold the guilty accountable.


First and foremost, we need prosecutors who will prosecute. That means recalling, removing and replacing every Soros prosecutor throughout the nation. {snip}

It is also time to build more and better prisons. {snip}