There are a lot of things happening in the midst of the virus debacle that are unacceptable, we can include the release of violent prisoners, as well as a criminal like Avenatti. He may not have been a violent felon, but this releasing him and so many others sends a dangerous message to society in general, but also should concern us all about our ability to handle prison conditions. Here’s the latest.
A federal judge in New York has ordered the release of Michael Avenatti from prison due to the spread of coronavirus.
The judge ruled Friday that the former attorney of adult film star Stormy Daniels will be released from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City to a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility, where he will be in quarantine for 14 days.
After that quarantine period, Avenatti will be allowed to travel to Los Angeles, where he will stay with a friend. Another friend posted a $1 million bond for his release.
The judge said once in Los Angeles, Avenatti will not be allowed to leave the house except for emergencies. He must wear a monitoring bracelet, he can’t use the Internet and he can’t make purchases of more than $500…
Avenatti is scheduled to be sentenced in the Nike case on June 17, though it’s unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect that date.
Coronaviruses have been pleading with prison officials for weeks to release Avenatti.