Early Prison Releases

Inmate with History of Domestic Violence, Vehicular Manslaughter, Repeat DUI Offender (David Esteban Gonzales – Case #16FE019379) -  In 2000, Gonzales was convicted of the unlawful carrying and possession of firearms.  In 2002, he was convicted of making terrorist threats, a strike offense, and domestic violence.  In that case, Gonzales punched a 29-year-old female victim in the head because she refused to have sex with him. The victim submitted to his sexual demands to prevent further assault, but Gonzales continued the physical abuse.  He continued the attack the next day, pulling her to the ground by her hair and striking her in the facial area until she was unconscious.  He threatened to kill the victim and her family if she left him.  Gonzales was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in state prison for these crimes.  Gonzales was then convicted of driving under the influence three times within the span of three years starting in 2006.  In 2009, he was again convicted of domestic violence.  In that case, Gonzales abused a 25-year-old female victim over a one-month period.  The abuse included throwing her against a dresser, pushing her chest until she lost consciousness, pulling her by the hair, kicking and slapping her, grabbing her by the neck and choking her.  The victim sustained a head injury, dislocated jaw, bruises, back pain and long-term eyesight difficulty.  Gonzales was sentenced to 4 years in state prison for this repeated abuse.  In 2014, Gonzales drove into a bicycle lane and struck a bicyclist, who suffered a fatal injury.  He was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence.  In his current 2016 commitment offense, Gonzales fled from a traffic stop and was apprehended with approximately 6 ounces of methamphetamine in his possession. He was convicted of transporting methamphetamine for sale.  Due to his earlier strike, he was sentenced to serve 4 years in state prison. The Board of Parole Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted release on October 30, 2018.  Opposition Letter

Inmate with History of Domestic Violence, Gang Violence (Gerardo Miranda – Case #17FE009667) Miranda has a lengthy criminal history, which includes a gang motivated shooting, domestic violence, drug charges and DUI.  He is a validated Norteno gang member who went to state prison in 2010 for five years.  In that case, he was convicted of assault with a firearm after he shot at the house of a Norteno gang drop-out while several people were in the house.  Miranda personally shot at the house approximately seven times.  In his current commitment offense, Miranda was convicted of felon in possession of a firearm.  In that case, parole agents and members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Gang Suppression Unit searched Miranda's vehicle and found a loaded, stolen .45 caliber handgun.  Miranda admitted the gun belonged to him. During a search of his bedroom, agents also found clothing commonly worn by Norteno gang members.  The Board of Parole Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted release on October 29, 2018.  Opposition Letter

41-Year Criminal History, Including Domestic Violence and Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Ricky Valley – Case #16FE021500)In 1977, Valley was convicted of car theft, evading an officer and a wet reckless driving.  He has two previous felony convictions in 1991 and 1995 for domestic violence resulting in a traumatic condition.  He received state prison sentences for those offenses.  In 2004, Valley was again convicted of felony domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, a strike conviction.  In that case, Valley hit his girlfriend on the head with a bottle, causing her to black out, pinching a nerve in her neck and resulting in a head injury that required 25 stitches.  Valley was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for this attack.  In his current 2016 commitment offense, Valley fled from officers who were investigating a code violation.  When he was apprehended, he had a loaded gun in his pocket and a case containing a methamphetamine pipe and .20 grams of rock cocaine.  He also received a misdemeanor conviction in 2016 for having a knife with an 8-inch blade on his person and a methamphetamine pipe. Valley has had multiple felony convictions and sent to state prison six times.  After being released from prison, he had multiple parole violations.  The Board of Parole Hearings found this inmate to be a nonviolent offender who does not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community and granted release on November 20, 2018.  Opposition Letter

Early Prison Release Laws & Procedures:

In January 2015, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation began a new parole determination process after a federal court ordered California to reduce prison overcrowding.  As a result, inmates characterized as “nonviolent second-strikers” (NVSS) became eligible for early parole consideration.  In November 2016, Proposition 57 was then passed with the promise that “nonviolent” inmates who “turn their lives around” in prison could also earn early parole under a new “nonviolent parole review” (NVPR). 

Qualifying NVSS and NVPR inmates must not currently be serving a sentence for a crime legally categorized as a violent felony and must not be required to register as sex offenders.  NVSS inmates must have served (or be within 12 months of serving) only 50 percent of their sentence, while NVPR inmates may be paroled after serving the base term for the principal offense and may earn additional conduct credits. The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) determines whether NVSS or NVPR offenders would pose an unreasonable risk to public safety based on a paper review of prior criminal history, facts of the current commitment offense, behavior in prison, rehabilitation efforts, whether the inmate has any medical condition which might affect the ability to re-offend, and written statements.

Unlike parole hearings - where the prosecution, defense attorney, and victim may appear - there is no public hearing for these BPH administrative reviews.  Additionally, no evidence-based risk assessment is conducted prior to consideration of early release to indicate an inmate’s safety risk.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office takes an active role in evaluating NVSS and NVPR cases.  For inmates who appear to pose a danger to the public, the office writes opposition letters to BPH with an overview of the inmate’s criminal history and current commitment offense, and an opinion on the public safety risk if an inmate is granted early release.   NVPR cases are especially concerning since prosecutors are denied access to records of the inmate’s behavior behind bars, which is critical to rehabilitation, and do not have a right to appeal an early parole decision.

Many of the offenders who are granted early prison release have violent and lengthy criminal histories.  District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert feels it is important for the public to be aware of the so-called nonviolent offenders being released early from prison into our neighborhoods.  

Additional Offenders Granted Early Prison Release and Date Granted:

Ackerson, Alton - Opposition Letter

Adams, Robert - Opposition Letter

Aguilar, Eileen Mary - Opposition Letter

Alleyne, Justice Lemar - Opposition Letter

Alston, Creamon (7/11/18) - Opposition Letter

Altobell, Michael (10/2/18) - Opposition Letter

Alvarado, Jesus Javier - Opposition Letter

Amaya, Richard - Opposition Letter

Anderson, Amber Rose - Opposition Letter

Andrus, Jeffery (7/19/18) - Opposition Letter

Ansel, Jeremy - Opposition Letter

Antonio, Robert Lee - Opposition Letter

Arauza, Gabriel Vincente - Opposition Letter

Arceneaux, Clyde Joseph - Opposition Letter

Armstrong, Trevon - Opposition Letter

Arnell, Herbert - Opposition Letter

Avitia, Paul C. - Opposition Letter

Banks, Daniel Nieves (2/22/18) - Opposition Letter

Barksdale, Shobal Esau - Opposition Letter

Bayona, Jesse - Opposition Letter

Becker, Lindsay Everett - Opposition Letter

Bell, Eric - Opposition Letter

Bender, Jeffrey (4/4/18) - Opposition Letter 

Blake, James Lee - Opposition Letter

Blakes, Derrick - Opposition Letter

Boone, Dameon Demond - Opposition Letter

Boyce, Kevin Alexander (8/21/18) - Opposition Letter

Bracy, Nathan Wyley - Opposition Letter

Bradford, Ryan Lamar - Opposition Letter

Brewer, Jamar - Opposition Letter

Brewer, James Edward - Opposition Letter

Brittain, Jerry Wayne - Opposition Letter

Brogdon, Marcus - Opposition Letter

Bush, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Byrd, Reginald Leroy - Opposition Letter

Camacho, Jose Guadalupe - Opposition Letter

Canady, Macanthony - Opposition Letter

Cano, Miguel (6/7/18) - Opposition Letter

Cardinale, Peter - Opposition Letter

Carter, Cornelius - Opposition Letter

Casillas, Alfredo (12/29/17) - Opposition Letter

Charter, Michael - Opposition Letter

Clay, Cassius - Opposition Letter

Collier, Odis Philmore - Opposition Letter

Colvard, Curtis - Opposition Letter

Correa, Henry Lalo- Opposition Letter 

Cortes, Manuel Salvador (8/14/18) - Opposition Letter

Curry, Montreal (3/29/18) - Opposition Letter

Dang, Phuoc Ngoc - Opposition Letter

Daryle, Alson (1/31/18) - Opposition Letter

DeMartini-Pavel, Shane - Opposition Letter

Dennis, Raymond - Opposition Letter

Dominguez, Teddy James - Opposition Letter

Duckett, Joseph (5/29/18) - Opposition Letter

Dudley, Julius Levi - Opposition Letter

Duenas, Joe Cortez - Opposition Letter

Dyer, Shelvert Lynn (1/29/18) - Opposition Letter

Eberhart, John - Opposition Letter

Eggman, Richard Lee - Opposition Letter

Evans, Brett Allen (12/11/17) - Opposition Letter

Farmer, Ennis (10/12/18) - Opposition Letter

Firouzmandi, Firouz (9/27/18) - Opposition Letter

Fisher, Deshawn - Opposition Letter

Flores, Diego Cordova - Opposition Letter

Forte, Demetrius - Opposition Letter

Foster, Dante (9/7/18) - Opposition Letter

Fresquez, Arkine - Opposition Letter

Fuller, Phaszon - Opposition Letter

Garcia, Raul Orlando - Opposition Letter

Gardner, Joseph - Opposition Letter

Garrett, Jimmie - Opposition Letter

George, Tavon Anthony - Opposition Letter

Gilmore, Lamont - Opposition Letter

Glass, Takneeca Kean - Opposition Letter

Gonzales, David Esteban (10/30/18) - Opposition Letter

Gonzalez, Vincent - Opposition Letter

Gorbenko, Stanislav - Opposition Letter

Gormon, Jacare James - Opposition Letter

Gray, James Lamont - Opposition Letter

Gray, Sean - Opposition Letter

Grayson, John - Opposition Letter

Grayson, William (8/22/18) - Opposition Letter

Guardado, Atanacio - Opposition Letter

Guevara, Vincent - Opposition Letter

Haenggi, Ryan Scott - Opposition Letter

Hall, Brent Loring - Opposition Letter

Hall, Christopher Dillon - Opposition Letter

Hamilton, Jerry - Opposition Letter

Hanson, Philip Arne - Opposition Letter

Hardy, James (7/26/18) - Opposition Letter

Harris, Leonard (8/14/18) - Opposition Letter

Harris, Willie - Opposition Letter

Hendricks, Taurus - Opposition Letter

Her, Jai (10/25/18) - Opposition Letter

Hernandez, Jose Luis - Opposition Letter

Highley, Richard - Opposition Letter

Hill, Jason (11/9/18) - Opposition Letter

Hill, Ryland George - Opposition Letter

Holloway, Kenneth L. - Opposition Letter

Holyfield, Joseph (1/17/18) - Opposition Letter

Huston, Joseph (1/29/18) - Opposition Letter

Hudson, Aaron Wellington - Opposition Letter

Hurts, Deon - Opposition Letter

Jackson, Eric Damon - Opposition Letter

Jardine, Dale - Opposition Letter

Jarrell, Michael - Opposition Letter

Jeffries, Martin Edmund - Opposition Letter

Jeter, Demetrius - Opposition Letter

Johnson, Dre Maurice - Opposition Letter

Johnson, James - Opposition Letter

Johnston, Lauren - Opposition Letter

Jones, Andrew David (7/12/18) - Opposition Letter

Jones, Eddie Ray (8/24/18) - Opposition Letter

Jones, Ronald Anthony - Opposition Letter

Jones, Shalon - Opposition Letter

Jordan, Celeste - Opposition Letter

Kelley, Eric Dwayne - Opposition Letter

Key, Ronald - Opposition Letter

Killian, Kristina Anne - Opposition Letter

Largen, Charles Robert - Opposition Letter

Lerma, Edward Martin (9/6/18) - Opposition Letter

Lopez, Victor Rogelio - Opposition Letter

Loveland, Dana Frederick (10/3/18) - Opposition Letter

Malas, Andrew (4/26/18) - Opposition Letter

Maness, Kenneth - Opposition Letter

Marcellino, Curtis - Opposition Letter

 

 

 

 

Martinez, Guillermo - Opposition Letter

Mata, Jose - Opposition Letter

Mataafa, Lois Lynn - Opposition Letter

Matheny, Walter - Opposition Letter

Mathews, Damon - Opposition Letter

Mayberry, Donald (1/31/18) - Opposition Letter

Mayo, Ramon Ashley - Opposition Letter

McCauley, Marcus Xavier - Opposition Letter

McCormick, Keith (11/16/18) - Opposition Letter

McCray, Joshua Maurice - Opposition Letter

Medina, Raul - Opposition Letter

Mendez, Richard Ariel - Opposition Letter

Mendoza, David - Opposition Letter

Meredith, Aaron - Opposition Letter

Meredith, Dwayne - Opposition Letter

Miller, Broderick Carl - Opposition Letter

Miranda, Gerardo (10/29/18) - Opposition Letter

Mitchell, Charles - Opposition Letter

Montag, Michael James - Opposition Letter

Montez, Victor "Chunky" - Opposition Letter

Moore, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Moore, Henry Andrew - Opposition Letter

Moore, Sabrina - Opposition Letter

Moore, Virgo Lee - Opposition Letter

Moos, James Daniel - Opposition Letter

Moreno, Miguel - Opposition Letter

Morgan, Kevin Lee - Opposition Letter

Morton, Theodore - Opposition Letter

Nelson, Eric Jeffrey - Opposition Letter

Newcomb, Raymond Thomas (3/5/18) - Opposition Letter

Noble, Allen - Opposition Letter

O'Neal, Walter Brennan - Opposition Letter

Ortiz, Xavier - Opposition Letter

Ouphaphanh, Kongsoun (1/31/18) - Opposition Letter

Pace, Willie - Opposition Letter

Padilla, Miguel Ramirez - Opposition Letter

Parker, John Kevin - Opposition Letter

Patterson, Anthony (9/7/18) - Opposition Letter

Pena, Alejandro - Opposition Letter

Phipps, Latrina Ann - Opposition Letter

Piert, Eugene Alex - Opposition Letter

Powell, John - Opposition Letter

Powers-Garibay, Jenny - Opposition Letter

Prentice, Dante - Opposition Letter

Price, Emmanuel Jamar - Opposition Letter

Rabon, Levi - Opposition Letter

Radney, Jahmi - Opposition Letter

Ramborger, Michael Ray (9/18/18) - Opposition Letter

Ramirez, David (8/24/18) - Opposition Letter

Randolph, Jimmy Dean - Opposition Letter

Rasmussen, Jerry - Opposition Letter

Rayford, Adrian Lance (5/1/18) - Opposition Letter

Reed, Eric John - Opposition Letter

Reese, Calvin (8/3/18) - Opposition Letter

Ribota, Agustin - Opposition Letter

Roberts, John Thomas - Opposition Letter

Robinson, Derail Rynae - Opposition Letter

Robinson, Kevin - Opposition Letter

Rodriguez, Lishane - Opposition Letter

Rodriguez, Kevin James - Opposition Letter

Rorrer, Gordon - Opposition Letter

Rutter, Jennifer - Opposition Letter

Saechao, Sou - Opposition Letter

Saelee, Okouava - Opposition Letter

Saephan, Jonathan - Opposition Letter

Salcedo, Francisco - Opposition Letter

Salopek, Thomas - Opposition Letter

Sanchez, Joseph Demetrio (5/22/18) - Opposition Letter

Sanders, Michael Rasad (2/23/18) - Opposition Letter

Santos, Vanessa - Opposition Letter

Savala, David Hernandez - Opposition Letter

Schooler, Ryan (8/30/18) - Opposition Letter

Searcy, Eric Lee - Opposition Letter

Shermer, Raymond - Opposition Letter

Shifano, Frederick - Opposition Letter

Silveira, Victor - Opposition Letter

Sipowicz, Anthony (10/3/18) - Opposition Letter

Smith, David Conrad - Opposition Letter

Smith, James Michael - Opposition Letter

Solis, Isaac (1/30/18) - Opposition Letter

Staats, Marshall Loren - Opposition Letter

Stanley, Rodric - Opposition Letter

Stewart, Jimmy Lee - Opposition Letter

Stockton, Brian - Opposition Letter 

Tapia, Jaime - Opposition Letter

Tatum, Brian - Opposition Letter

Terry, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Thao, Doua - Opposition Letter

Thomas, Martece - Opposition Letter

Threets, Dennis - Opposition Letter

Thurner, London - Opposition Letter

Timmons, Bobby Ray - Opposition Letter

Torres, George Mario - Opposition Letter

Trotter, John - Opposition Letter

Twofeathers, Robert - Opposition Letter

Valadez, Rufus Joseph - Opposition Letter

Valencia, Alejandro - Opposition Letter

Valley, Ricky (11/20/18) - Opposition Letter

Vang, Tong - Opposition Letter

Vang, Toua - Opposition Letter

Velasquez, Daniel Salvador - Opposition Letter

Vindiola, Graviel - Opposition Letter

Volker, Avette Carol - Opposition Letter

Wardlow, Clint - Opposition Letter

Warren, Glenn Allen - Opposition Letter

Washington, Freddie - Opposition Letter

Watson, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Watts, Christopher - Opposition Letter

Weathers, Larrel - Opposition Letter

Wells, Cameron - Opposition Letter

West, James Allen - Opposition Letter

Whitney, Auntonio L. - Opposition Letter

Wilcox, Jason DeWayne - Opposition Letter

Williams, Gregory - Opposition Letter

Williams, Gregory (8/22/18) - Opposition Letter

Windom, Clinton Ray - Opposition Letter

Winston, Howard - Opposition Letter

Xiong, Yeng - Opposition Letter

Yang, Joshua - Opposition Letter

York, Travis Coleman - Opposition Letter

Young, Charles James - Opposition Letter

Young, Daniel Jerome - Opposition Letter

Young, Joseph - Opposition Letter

Zamarron, Anthony - Opposition Letter

Zeeb, William - Opposition Letter

Zepeda, John - Opposition Letter

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