Rare understatement by political candidate
"Over the last 40 years, this country’s prison population has grown by 500 percent."
— Politifact California on Friday, September 16th, 2016
Trend supported by federal data
African-Americans don't use drugs at a higher level than whites but "wind up going to prison six times more."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
For the best policing, small is not beautiful
"There are approximately 18,000 (police) departments in the United States."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, July 10th, 2016
UPDATED: Counting all prisoners
Harris County, Texas has "some of the highest jailing and incarceration rates in the U.S. and the world."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, July 8th, 2016
Part of estimated savings, but true
Says Gov. Doug Ducey wants to use "taxpayer dollars to increase the salaries of private prison guards."
— Politifact Arizona on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Listing due to health considerations, not criminal penalties
"Under the federal Controlled Substance Act, marijuana is listed in the same Schedule I as heroin," even though "marijuana is not a killer drug like heroin."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Of the 30 states with set rates, yes
Wisconsin pays criminal defense lawyers who represent the indigent $40 per hour, "the lowest in the country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
"Texas has a higher incarceration rate than Russia or Iran."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Handy with a wrecking ball
Says he "tore down hundreds of abandoned homes that served as havens for crime and reduce(d) the value of our neighborhoods."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, March 4th, 2016
Unarmed when confronted; took officer's baton after being struck with it
Says Dontre Hamilton, who was killed during a confrontation with a Milwaukee police officer, was "unarmed."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Support was clear once, divided the second time
Says state Supreme Court candidate Joe Donald twice "supported" incumbent Justice Rebecca Bradley.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Co-sponsored, then backed off
As part of legislative fights over abortion rights, "Mike Coffman co-sponsored a bill to redefine rape."
— Politifact Colorado on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
U.S. top ranked, though figures for China not entirely clear
"We lock up close to 2.4 million people in this country. We're locking up more people than China and Russia."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
John Doe tool could no longer investigate political misconduct
A Republican bill that would change John Doe criminal investigations is "creating exceptions in the law for politicians."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
More suicides than homicides
"We lose an average of 90 Americans every day because of guns."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
The U.S. has a lock on this
"Today in America, we have more people in jail than any other country on Earth."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Private arbitrator, not state commission, made decision
A state agency wanted to fire an employee who spent four hours per day watching pornography, but the state "employment commission reinstated the person."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Clinton's support last described as 'unenthusiastic'
Bernie Sanders opposes the death penalty, and Hillary Clinton supports it.
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Very close to the top
"The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, August 10th, 2015
Some context missing
Since parole abolition, Virginia's "crime rate has fallen to third lowest in the country, our recidivism rate is down 20 percent and that’s the second lowest in the country."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, August 3rd, 2015