State of South Carolina Archives: on Crime
Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab
Our budget strengthened the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. We have restored funding to our DNA lab, so that SLED can clear the backlogs. We have increased the number of SLED agents, equipment, and their technology budget.
And we've brought Chief Mark Keel home, where he belongs, so that SLED can return, quickly, to its intended mission: Serving the sheriffs and chiefs across South Carolina.
Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address
Jan 18, 2012
Supports capital punishment
Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test
Oct 1, 2010
End parole for repeat violent offenders
Indicate which principles you support to address crime.
Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2002
- Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
- Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills.
- End parole for
repeat violent offenders.
- Require all felons serve at least 85 percent of their sentences.
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
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