Fresno, California 2021-07-23 14:49:19 –
Kenneth Jackson was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2014 for causing 30 fires in 2013 at Yosemite Lakes Park, a community in Madera County between Yosemite National Park and Fresno near the town of Coarsegold. Was handed down.
He shortened his sentence in 2018. Jackson’s early parole was blocked twice by Madera County.
He was previously scheduled to be released in 2024.
Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno Released video statement on Friday morning, Said Jackson’s early release was indignant.
“I’m angry. This is wrong and shouldn’t happen,” Moreno said.
The district attorney will hold a press conference on Friday to call on victims affected by the fire to fill out a request form for victim services to release Jackson on parole in another county.
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According to Moreno, the district attorney’s office learned that Jackson was released on Thursday.
In her video statement, she lacks transparency in the process used by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to determine which prisoners will be released when attempting to reduce the state’s prison population. Said that.
She added that this is why she and dozens of other district attorneys in the state have filed proceedings against the agency.
“I don’t know when someone like this guy who terrorized our community will leave until the very end,” Moreno said.
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