De Blasio said that those who are left to serve a term of no more than one year for minor crimes and non-violent crimes will be released. About 100 people currently in custody awaiting sentence can also count on release, TASS writes, citing CNN.
Exceptions will be made for offenders sentenced to imprisonment for domestic violence or sexual offenses. They will have to serve their entire term in full.
According to De Blasio, now in New York recorded 14.8 thousand cases of infection with a new coronavirus. 131 people died, of which 54% are people over 75 years old.
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