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Colia Clark on Crime

 


The death penalty must be abolished

Q: What do you think about Death Penalty?

A: OPPOSE - The death penalty must be abolished. There is no evidence that the death penalty has improved or decreased violent crimes in the U.S. An "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth leaves us all blind and unable to eat." We must seek alternatives and rehabilitation.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , May 11, 2012

Mandatory sentencing must be abolished

Q: What do you think about Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws?

A: OPPOSE - "Three strikes" laws must be repealed, judicial discretion in sentencing must be restored, and mandatory sentencing must be abolished. I will demand release and rehabilitation for all those charged with nonviolent criminal offenses. For nonviolent offenders, serving time is not only inhumane, it is too costly to taxpayers.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , May 11, 2012

Prisons should be not-for-profit

The criminal justice system must be a not-for-profit system, free of political wheeling and dealing with the lives of human beings. The system as presently administrated is too much of a burden on the community and the treasury. This burden is for the most part an outcome of the exceptionally large numbers of nonviolent offenders who populate jails and penal institutions. Many of these offenders are youth. The pathway for all American youth must be to college and literacy--not jails and prisons.
Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , May 11, 2012

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AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)


Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Carmona(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L) vs.Taitz(R)
CT:McMahon(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Bysiewicz(D) vs.Shays(R)
DE:Carper(D) vs.Wade(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.Mack(R) vs.LeMieux(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)

ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R)
NE:Kerrey(D) vs.Fischer(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I)
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Long(R) vs.Noren(I) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R) vs.Clayton(D)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Sadler(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Dewhurst(R)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R)
VT:Sanders(I) vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R) vs.Chesnut(D)
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