As the saying goes, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." For proof, look no further than Orange County, California. In effort to protect low-level inmates from contracting the coronavirus, prison officials released a bunch of them ahead of schedule -- and inadvertently set free seven sex offenders with multiple parole violations. The men were released between April 7th and April 22nd, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. And prosecutors aren't very happy about it. "These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend, says D.A. Todd Spitzer. "They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break." Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, who runs the county's jails, says he's reduced his inmate population by 45 percent since March 7th -- so he'd be happy to take in the sex offenders.