An article on Ars Technica reports on a rant against Apple made by New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., for including strong encryption in their iPhone OS. One claim he made jumps out as being suspect (or rather even more suspect than the others):
He said Apple was evil for baking encryption into iOS 8 and that a law enforcement backdoor should be allowed. He told the committee that a jailhouse recording of two inmates had one of them saying that iOS 8's default encryption was a "gift from God."
The quote attributed to Vance seems valid. However, I'm more interested in the claim made in it about the alleged prisoner discussion. He doesn't name the jailhouse or the inmates so it seems to be entirely hyperbole to me. Have any criminals ever been documented as having said that?