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Ronnie Musgrove on Crime

2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor


Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing

Mississippiís prison population is growing rapidly. Building our way out of this crisis is not an option even in the most prosperous times. We canít just change prisons; we have to change lives. We have a unique opportunity to address two seemingly unrelated needs. We believe we have found a way to offer older Mississippians smaller, affordable homes of their own while driving down the number of offenders returning to our prisons by helping them change careers. Inmates can learn advanced carpentry, wiring, and roofing skills inside the penitentiary fences by building low-cost, energy-efficient, quality homes designed with elderly Mississippians in mind for purchase and placement on their property anywhere in Mississippi. Building homes for our parents and grandparents builds real opportunity for offenders and expands the pool of skilled workers for the future.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Mississippi legislature , Jan 4, 2001

Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs.

Musgrove adopted the National Governors Association position paper:

The Issue

NGAís Position

Source: National Governors Association "Issues / Positions" 01-NGA10 on Sep 14, 2001

Other governors on Crime: Ronnie Musgrove on other issues:
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Haley Barbour
Phil Bryant
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Roger Wicker
Thad Cochran

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

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AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
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