State of Alabama Archives: on Crime

Christopher Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime

One of the biggest problems in the state is the increase in both violent and non-violent crime. The solution to crime related issues within the state is not taking away the rights of citizens, but rather finding creative and cost effective ways to deter the possibilities of crimes taking place. For Alabama to stay a safe and enjoyable state for citizens to live involves the effort of every branch of state Government. Because of this this important issue is probably one area that is constantly expanding and changing, in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the game. Together we can protect a citizens rights while protecting them and their families.
Source: 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial campaign website "testtrac2018" Mar 15, 2017

Ron Crumpton: Treating illnesses is more productive than incarceration

11-Point Plan for Social Justice--Ending private prisons: "Many of these offenders are in prison due to legitimate illnesses like drug addiction, kleptomania, etc. Treating these illnesses is much more productive than incarcerating the offender without addressing the underlying problem."
Source: 2016 Ala. Senate campaign website Apr 25, 2016

Robert Bentley: Construct four new state-of-the-art prison facilities

Alabama is about to embark on a complete transformation of the state's prison system. We will permanently close the doors to decades-old facilities where maintenance costs have skyrocketed and increased staff are needed. These outdated prisons will be consolidated and replaced by four, newly constructed state-of-the-art facilities. And by building a brand new female prison facility, the State of Alabama will permanently slam the door shut on Tutwiler Prison for Women.

Funded by an adequate bond issue, we will begin this process within the year. The consolidation and closing of outdated facilities will produce immediate savings for the state with less operational costs, and higher efficiencies in staffing and maintenance. These larger, more efficient facilities will drastically lower Alabama's prison overcrowding. The money we save with the more efficient prisons will in turn be used to pay off the debt of the construction.

Source: 2016 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature Feb 2, 2016

Marcus Bowman: Stricter punishment reduces crime

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"

A: Support

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Jan 21, 2016

Ron Crumpton: End mandatory minimums & private prisons

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"?

A: Strongly disagree. End mandatory minimums, private prisons and private probation services.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 26, 2015

Gary Palmer: Supports capital punishment

Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?

A: Yes.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 Alabama Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

Robert Bentley: Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals

Source: Alabama 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Robert Bentley: End parole for repeat violent felons

Source: Alabama 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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