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Dennis Daugaard on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Achieved Level 4 certification for Juvenile Corrections. (Jan 2013)
  • Justice reinvestment: focuses resources on proven tools. (Jan 2013)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2000)

Senate:

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Mike Rounds on Crime
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
John Thune on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Rick Weiland on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Kristi Noem on Crime
Republican (District AL): Click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Crime
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
Tim Johnson on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Broaden use of death penalty. (Jan 1996)
  • Truth in sentencing for violent criminals. (Jan 1996)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 38% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Larry Pressler on Crime
Independent Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • 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 YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Bill Janklow on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Tom Daschle on Crime
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Crime
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
  • Define hate crimes by sexual orientation or gender identity. (Feb 2009)
  • Remove requirement that physicians be present at executions. (Feb 2007)
Joel Dykstra on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)
Stephanie Herseth on Crime
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Fund programs that help rural states hire & retain police. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Bill Janklow on Crime
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Sam Kephart on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Three Strikes sentencing laws, but reforms needed. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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