State of Maryland Archives: on Crime

Martin O`Malley: Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration

Today, with courageous law enforcement officers, we have now reduced violent crime to 30 year lows. With our first responders, shock trauma doctors and nurses, traffic deaths have been reduced now to the lowest levels in decades.

We enacted common sense measures to reduce gun violence. We repealed the death penalty and replaced it with life without the possibility of parole. And there are now fewer people incarcerated in Maryland's prisons today than at any time since 1994.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Maryland legislature Jan 23, 2014

Corrogan Vaughn: Restore the rights to non-violent ex-offenders

Corrogan co-hosted a radio show, “Rockin’ D Vote”, a show designed to increase voter registrations & familiarize the listeners with current political events, and bring about the restoration of rights to non-violent ex-offenders.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, Nov 6, 2006

Michael Steele: More focus on victims of violent crime

Source: 2006 Senate website,, “Issues” Oct 25, 2006

Michael Steele: Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders

Source: 2006 Senate website,, “Issues” Oct 25, 2006

Michael Steele: Combat the proliferation of gangs

Michael is committed to fighting poverty, drug addiction and criminal recidivism. He is devoted to securing Maryland neighborhoods and building safer streets by fighting crime.

Michael worked to combat the proliferation of gangs threatening the well-being of Maryland communities and the safety of Maryland children. Michael led the way in convening a Statewide Planning Group to develop a strategy to both prevent and respond to gang activity.

Source: Campaign site,, “On the Issues” May 2, 2006

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