Robert Ehrlich on Crime
Former Republican MD Governor; previously Representative (MD-2)
Robert Ehrlich, knowing his constituency, condemns the moratorium. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a backer of the death penalty but one who knows her own constituency, calls the moratorium a small price to pay while we wait for advice on fairness.
Ehrlich said he was nearing completion of a policy proposal for the state’s juvenile justice system. For some less-violent young offenders, “boot camps are the right solution,” Ehrlich said. “Our proposal will have a boot-camp component.”
Such programs have effectively prevented teens from committing additional crimes in other places, Ehrlich said. He said the camps could work if mental-health treatment and follow-up care components were bolstered. “Other states are getting results,” he said, mentioning Florida as an example.
Maryland operated three juvenile boot camps in Allegany County from 1996 until 1999, when the facilities were closed after The Sun published articles describing repeated beatings and violence by guards against young criminals.
CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE's two goals are
Title: To reduce the risk that innocent persons may be executed.
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The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Capital punishment for certain crimes, such as first degree murder & terrorism"
[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:
The Taking Back Our Streets Act:
An anti-crime package including stronger truth in sentencing, “good faith” exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in social spending from this summer’s crime bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools.
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