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Mitch Daniels on Crime

Republican IN Governor


Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking

We should--no, we must--strengthen our laws against the horrid practice of human trafficking, and we must do it in time for the Super Bowl, the kind of event at which the exploitation of young women is rampant in the absence of such a tough law.
Source: Indiana 2012 State of the State Address , Jan 10, 2012

Privatize prison management

It cost nearly $60 per day to house an Indiana prisoner, and a broke state could not afford to open New Castle [prison] on that basis. So the state found other jurisdictions as far away as Oklahoma who would do the job for $45 or $50, awaiting a time when it could staff New Castle under the collective bargaining agreements then in effect. Needless to say, those agreements would never have permitted the action I had called for: bidding out the management of the new facility to the nation's growing and highly sophisticated private corrections marketplace. When we did so, the winning bid came in well below $40 per day. What had been a million-dollar "white elephant" at New Castle opened under private management and had a stellar record, with zero escapes and fewer injuries than Indiana's traditional prisons. In 2010, it became the first facility in Indiana and one of the few anywhere to achieve a perfect score on its national accreditation inspection.
Source: Keeping the Republic, by Mitch Daniels, p.140-141 , Sep 20, 2011

Incarcerate in a smarter way, based on danger to society

One opportunity lies in reform of our criminal justice system. A bipartisan task force of police, judges, prosecutors, and others fashioned a package of changes to see that lawbreakers are incarcerated in a smarter way, one that matches their place of punishment to their true danger to society. We can be tougher on the worst offenders, and protect Hoosiers more securely, while saving a billion dollars the next few years. Let's seize this opportunity, without waiting.
Source: 2011 Indiana State of the State Address , Jan 11, 2011

Support the death penalty

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

Other governors on Crime: Mitch Daniels on other issues:
IN Gubernatorial:
Mike Pence
IN Senatorial:
Daniel Coats
Joe Donnelly

Newly elected Nov. 2012:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for re-election 2013:
NJ: Chris Christie
VA: Bob McDonnell
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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