Early Prison Releases

Inmate with 20-Year Criminal History Including Attempted Robbery, Weapons Charges (Anthony Sipowicz – Case #15F05799) -  Sipowicz’s criminal history dates back to 1998, when he was first arrested and convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.  In 2008, he was convicted of attempted robbery, a violent felony, and possession of drugs for the purposes of sales.  The victim in that case was walking home when three people with masks came up behind her, used a gun to hit her in the head and then demanded she give them money.  Sipowicz was one of those masked suspects.  When he was arrested for this attempted armed robbery, he was found with more than 26 grams of methamphetamine and other items indicating he was selling the drug. Sipowicz’s 2015 commitment offense is for possessing methamphetamine for the purposes of sales while being armed with a loaded gun.  In that case, Sipowicz was contacted by law enforcement for driving a car that had been reported stolen.  Sipowicz tried to run away from officers and had to be chased down.  During the chase, he was seen tossing a silver handgun over a fence in a residential neighborhood.  This gun was later found by officers and determined to be fully loaded.  Sipowicz was given leniency and sentenced to 7 years in state prison for the current offense.  Last year, Sipowicz was considered for early parole and was deemed to be an unreasonable risk of violence to the community due to his multiple felony convictions involving weapons and drugs.  He also has numerous misdemeanor convictions involving domestic violence, driving under the influence of controlled substances and resisting arrest.  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 3, 2018.  Opposition Letter

Serial Burglar Who Targeted Folsom Community (Dana Frederick Loveland – Case #09F03468) Loveland was 21 years old when he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance.  When he was 22 years old and still on formal probation in 2001, he was convicted of burglary, a strike offense.  Loveland committed another drug offense in 2002 and received a 30-month state prison sentence.  He was returned to prison several times for violations.  In April 2009, Loveland went on a crime spree involving multiple burglaries.  In one case, he attempted to burglarize a Folsom residence.  A 12-year-old boy was inside the home at the time and fearfully screamed at the intruder that he called the police.  The boy then saw a male adult running from the residence.  This incident dramatically traumatized and changed the boy and his family.  They lived in fear in their own home and had to move.  In another case, Loveland broke into a home and stole keys to a prized Corvette.  He broke into the home a second time to steal the vehicle, but it was not in the garage.  He was also found to be in possession of keys to a Mercedes Benz, which were stolen from another residence along with a laptop and other personal items.  A search of Loveland’s vehicle uncovered evidence of even more burglaries, including various personal checks belonging to other victims and keys to a Toyota 4Runner.  After Loveland’s arrest for this crime spree, he was released on bond in May 2009.  In June 2009, he was found driving a stolen vehicle with a stolen license plate and his brother’s credit card.  Loveland’s brother had reported he suspected Loveland burglarized his home.  For the series of home burglaries terrorizing residents of Folsom, Loveland was sentenced to 14 years, 8 months 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 3, 2018.  Opposition Letter

30-Year Career Criminal with Aggravated Assault, Burglary Convictions (Michael Altobell – Case #14F06579)Since 1985, Altobell has been convicted of more than 15 felonies, including evading, vehicle theft, burglary, aggravated assault, gun possession and possession of narcotics.  He has been sentenced to state prison eight times.  In addition to his felony convictions, Altobell has more than eight misdemeanor convictions and has consistently failed to comply with the terms of his probation or parole.  In his more recent cases, Altobell stole three vehicles and burglarized two houses over the course of three days in 2009.  In two of the car thefts, he took the cars while in the presence of the victims with no regard for their safety.  In June 2010, he was sentenced to 6 years, 4 months in state prison for those offenses.  In his current 2014 case, Altobell was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession ammunition, possessing a sawed-off shot gun and a narcotics charge.  He was sentenced to 8 years, 8 months in state prison.  In this case, Altobell was a parolee at large.  Parole agents eventually received information leading them to believe Altobell was residing with his girlfriend at an apartment.  Agents contacted Altobell at the apartment and discovered a loaded sawed-off shot gun, a loaded .38 caliber handgun, drugs and drug paraphernalia in the bedroom he was occupying.  Altobell was seen carrying a handgun on several occasions.  A search of his vehicle uncovered two ballistic vests, methamphetamine and a case of ammunition.  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 2, 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

Gonzalez, 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

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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