Peter Ricketts on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger
Automated sentence calculation for Department of Corrections
[Regarding] the Department of Corrections, we made significant progress in an agency that had been neglected for years. In addition to providing for the basic needs of more than 5,300 inmates,
Corrections successfully launched an automated sentence calculation program, implemented the first-ever risks/needs assessment tool, reformed restrictive housing, completed a culture study and staffing analysis, expanded mental health and
cognitive behavioral programming, created mission specific housing, and developed an inmate health plan while addressing pay and quality of life issues for Corrections officers.
With this budget proposal, we will reduce protective services vacancy rates, upgrade technology, and improve the Lincoln Correctional Center.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Nebraska Legislature
, Jan 12, 2017
Supports the death penalty
Ricketts supports the following principles regarding crime.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test
, May 2, 2006
- Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
- Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.