At Least 100 Parolees to be Released Downtown

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says they will release between 100 and 120 former prison inmates at the Downtown Bakersfield bus station ThursdayThe Bakersfield Police Department released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying the release would be staggered between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.   A majority of the subjects being released are not being paroled to Bakersfield or Kern County and should be seeking transportation to other areas in the state after their initial release in Bakersfield.  Subjects are regularly released in this manner into Bakersfield, and the releases do not generally cause any disruption or incident.  However, due to the passing of California Prop 57, a higher than normal number of prisoners are set to be released.