Because of the coronavirus 300 inmates in new York will be released ahead of schedule

amid the threat of the spread of the novel coronavirus in new York will be released 300 prisoners. Such an order was made by the mayor bill de Blasio.

On the loose will be those prisoners who have committed minor and nonviolent offenses and crimes, to the end of the prison sentence which has no more than one year. Also on the release you can count about 100 people currently in custody awaiting sentencing, reports TASS.

This measure will not affect criminals sentenced to prison for domestic violence or offences of a sexual nature. They will have to serve his term to the end.

According to mayor De Blasio, to date, in new York city recorded 14 776 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus. Died, 131 people, of which half of the cases — people older than 75 years.