Did Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Release 4,300 Inmates on May 15?

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2020
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FACT CHECK

A viral Facebook post shared more than 19,000 times claims Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine authorized the release of 4,300 inmates on May 15.

Verdict: False

There is no evidence DeWine released 4,300 inmates on May 15. A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections said the post “is not accurate.”

Fact Check:

Several states have released inmates in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus behind bars, according to The New York Times. This particular post claims DeWine freed 4,300 inmates on May...

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