Gloria La Riva on Crime
Party for Socialism and Liberation nominee for President
Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons
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?
Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
Q: Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Q: Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
La Riva adds, "The U.S. alone has 25% of the world's prison population. Most prisons should be shut down and replaced with community justice programs."
Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test
, Nov 1, 2010
Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex
Socialists understand that the components of the US criminal “justice” system--the prisons, the jails and the courts--are integral parts of the capitalist state apparatus. The state serves as a means of ruling-class repression against the working class.
Under capitalism, prisons are concentration camps for the poor and the unemployed. The LaRiva/Puryear PSL Presidential Campaign demands the elimination of the racist criminal “justice” system and the prison-industrial complex.
Source: Party campaign website, www.pslweb.org
, Jan 16, 2008
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