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Donald Carcieri on Crime
Republican RI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Probation or home confinement instead of prison. (May 2007)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Reed on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Truth in sentencing, COPS, more penalties & prevention. (Jan 1996)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Habeus Corpus appeals in capital cases. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Firm believer in prison re-entry programs upon release. (Sep 2006)
  • Rules out death penalty for juveniles. (Jan 2006)
  • Prosecuted gang members as U.S. Attorney. (Dec 2005)
  • Evidence to exonerate trumps journalistic privacy. (Aug 2005)
  • Federal death penalty ok; but not at state level. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Mark Zaccaria on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Langevin on Crime
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Crime
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Focus on inmate skills & treatment. (Jan 2000)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Lincoln Almond on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Myrth York on Crime
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Lincoln Chafee on Crime
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Focus on inmate skills & treatment. (Jan 2000)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Claiborne Pell on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Matt Brown on Crime
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Crime
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 70% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Stephen Laffey on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Sheeler on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Life imprisonment instead of death penalty. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing. (Aug 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
  • As pro-life, opposed to the death penalty. (Jul 2008)
Robert Weygand on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Chris Young on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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