July 10, 2018
[Madison, WI] — On Monday, Attorney General Brad Schimel weighed in on the Democrats dangerous plans that could allow violent criminals to be out on the streets. When his opponent, Josh Kaul, was asked about these plans to cut the prison population in half, he ignored the question– refusing to stand up for Wisconsin families.
Check out the news on the Democrats’ dangerous plans and Schimel’s remarks:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “I’m stunned at the irresponsible proposals being made,” Schimel said on the call organized by the Republican Party of Wisconsin…Schimel’s comments come after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported last week that many of the candidates seeking to challenge Gov. Scott Walker want to cut the state’s prison population in half.
From the Associated Press: Schimel will face Democrat Josh Kaul in November. Asked for Kaul’s stance on the prison population, his spokeswoman, Gillian Drummond, initially responded with an email that ignored the question…
From the Cap Times: Candidates either don’t understand what they’re saying, how the criminal justice system works, or they’re misrepresenting the issue to use it as a talking point, Schimel argued Monday. Individuals only land in prison if they have “done so many crimes we don’t know what else to do with them” or they have done something so serious that they must be removed to keep society safe, he said.
From the Wisconsin State Journal: He said Department of Corrections data show 67 percent of current Wisconsin prison inmates committed at least one violent offense. “The proposals to reduce the prison population by one-half will necessarily require the release of violent offenders,” Schimel said.
From WisPolitics PM Update: But those proposals, Schimel told reporters on a call this morning, particularly surrounding cutting back the Wisconsin’s prison population by nearly 12,000 inmates, shows the field doesn’t understand how the criminal justice system works. “For a governor candidate and multiple governor candidates to go out on the campaign trail and propose they’re just going to orchestrate the release of these individuals is completely irresponsible.”