California Seeks 3,500 New Inmate Releases Over Coronavirus

California is planning to release within days as many as 3,500 inmates who were due to be paroled in the next two months as it tries to free space in cramped prisons in anticipation of a coronavirus outbreak, state officials said Tuesday. The move comes a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom halted intakes from jails, a move projected to lower…