State of Alabama Archives: on Crime


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 CrumptonForAlabama.com Apr 25, 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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