State of Nebraska Archives: on Crime


Dave Heineman: Don't reduce sentences automatically for "good time"

An important issue that needs to be addressed is Nebraska's approach to crime and punishment. There are short term and long term components to this issue. Allowing the most violent criminals to enter into our state's prison system and have their judge-imposed sentences automatically reduced by 1/2 through the use of the current "good time" program is not sound public policy. As you know, the current law allows violent criminals to automatically receive "good time" the moment they enter a Nebraska correctional facility. The public safety of our citizens should be priority #1 and that should start with violent criminals being required to earn "good time." I have done all that I can administratively by approving a change to our rules and regulations that allows the Department of Correctional Services to take away twice as much "good time" when a prisoner assaults a corrections official or another inmate.
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Nebraska legislature Jan 15, 2014

Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws

The candidates all declared their support for such conservative platforms as federal spending reductions and repeal of the national health care reform law. They also all stated support for stand-your-ground self-defense laws, which give people latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat from danger. That type of law has been much discussed following the February fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2012 Nebraska Senate Debates Apr 14, 2012

Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws

The candidates all declared their support for such conservative platforms as federal spending reductions and repeal of the national health care reform law. They also all stated support for stand-your-ground self-defense laws, which give people latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat from danger. That type of law has been much discussed following the February fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2012 Nebraska Senate Debates Apr 13, 2012

Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws

The candidates all declared their support for such conservative platforms as federal spending reductions and repeal of the national health care reform law. They also all stated support for stand-your-ground self-defense laws, which give people latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat from danger. That type of law has been much discussed following the February fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2012 Nebraska Senate Debates Apr 12, 2012

Steven Larrick: Eliminate the federal death penalty

Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 25, 2008

Steven Larrick: Prevent criminal behavior rather than focus on punishment

Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 25, 2008

Mike Johanns: Supports death penalty for federal crimes

Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 3, 2008

Mike Johanns: Juvenile justice package: more funding; more coordination

    I propose a comprehensive juvenile justice reform package that addresses priority needs.
  1. Enact a “gatekeeper” structure to coordinate juveniles’ entry into the State system.
  2. Fund an initiative that will expand the array of services available within the State juvenile system. This measure will alleviate overcrowding by doubling the number of substance abuse treatment beds for juveniles and allow the development of mental health programming and aftercare services.
  3. Create a new aid formula to provide funds directly to counties for development of community-based programs for juvenile delinquents.
  4. Funding to replace expired federal grant dollars so that current substance abuse treatment programs at both Kearney and Geneva can be sustained.
  5. Transfer the existing Department of Correctional Services facility to the Office of Juvenile Services for use as both a Level 5 secure youth treatment facility and as a site for development of a sex offender treatment program.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Nebraska Legislature Jan 11, 2001

Jon Bruning: End parole for repeat violent offenders

Source: Nebraska State 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Jon Bruning: Supports death penalty by lethal injection in Nebraska

Source: Nebraska State 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

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