MADISON, Wis. — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel ripped the Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ proposals to release inmates from Wisconsin prisons Monday, calling the plans irresponsible and dangerous.
Schimel said during a conference call with reporters that the Democrats’ plans are too vague and would result in violent criminals walking the streets. He added that the governor has very little power when come to releasing inmates and questioned how Democrats would defend early release to crime victims.
Judges don’t send people to prison lightly, Schimel said. Most inmates have lengthy criminal records or have done something so shocking they had to go to prison, he said.