As if the restrictions on personal freedom and high cost of living weren’t enough to convince you not to live in California, this ought to at least give you some pause…

Via CNN:

Convicted sex offenders and other felons in California are systematically walking free, despite continuously violating their parole.

It’s the result of laws meant to alleviate California’s overcrowded prisons and jails.

Two years ago, county judges all across the state lost their authority to send convicted felons back to prison for parole violations. Instead, they must send them to county jails.

Because county jails are dealing with their own overcrowding issues, these sex offenders and other felons are basically being recycled in and out of county jails across the state, according to records obtained by CNN.

Violent sex offenders roaming the streets in a state with some of the country’s strictest gun control laws?  Uh, no thanks.

Report: Sex offenders routinely released from California prisons