Marci Kitchen set to be released on parole this month

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — After less than 2 years into an 8 year prison sentence, Marci Kitchen is set to be released on parole this month as part of Governor Newsom’s “imminent release plan.” That information is from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

According to Luis Patino, a spokesperson for CDCR, Kitchen is being released to state parole supervision this month. Patino added that the CDCR does not release the exact date, location, or time of a release for safety and security purposes. Her release is part of early release actions taken in July to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the prison system.

Assistant District Attorney Stacey Eads tells Redwood News that while she cannot give a specific date for Kitchen’s release, she was advised on July 20th by the Eureka Parole Unit that Kitchen is to be part Newsom’s release plan.

Eads adds that in response, the DA’s Office and victim witness unit began reaching out to the families of the victims in order to alert them of her imminent release and advise of the options the families could explore, such as requesting she not be paroled to specific counties, including Humboldt.