I am so tired of reading about career criminals like Ignacio Canela (Union-Tribune:‘Felon Arrested’ Saturday Oct 26) with long criminal histories that somehow keep getting released to wreck havoc on citizens and our police!
The story says since 2004 Canela has been in and out of prison on multiple felony weapons, drug, false imprisonment, assault and burglary charges.
What was he doing out of jail?
“He finished all the terms the judge gave him,” said Luis Patino, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman.
That may be true, but can someone please explain ‘sentencing’ versus real time served what that really means?
With all of the allowances for time served, sentence credits for ‘good behavior,’ and the pressure on California prison officials to reduce populations, what percentage of his various sentences did this guy really serve?
I beg the UT Watchdog to do a report on this issue, because I am betting California citizens would be shocked at the turnstile justice system our state operates and how sentencing guidelines and actual time served aren’t even close.