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Eric Deaton on Drugs

 


Rehabilitate drug sellers rather than just locking them up

Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?

A: No. Educating and rehabilitating prison inmates to stop the cycle of crime in their lives will make them better citizens and more productive to society in the long run. We should work to stop this endless battle against crime in the repeat offenders and give them other options in life. In the long run this is a cheaper option than just locking them up over and over again.

Source: Ohio Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Aug 11, 2010

Make sentencing & rehabilitation appropriate for drug use

Q: Do you support or oppose enforcing laws against drug use as immoral?

A: Support / make sentencing & rehabilitation appropriate.

Source: Email interview on 2010 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Mar 4, 2010

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