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Phil Bryant on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Fight drug crime & punish sexual predators. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Albert N. Gore on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris McDaniel on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
  • Death penalty for terrorism with victims killed. (Apr 2013)
Roger Wicker on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • Broaden use of the federal death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More prisons & more mandatory jail sentences. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 33% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)

House:


Gregg Harper on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Alan Nunnelee on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Nunnelee on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
Steven Palazzo on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
Bennie Thompson on Crime
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 80% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • $7.3M for state trooper school. (Jan 2011)
  • I believe in criminal control, not gun control. (Jul 2007)
  • More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police. (Jan 2007)
  • Three Strikes gets chronic predators off the street for good. (Apr 1996)
  • Victim's Bill of Rights, including restitution for victims. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Crime
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Haley Barbour on Crime
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • $7.3M for state trooper school. (Jan 2011)
  • I believe in criminal control, not gun control. (Jul 2007)
  • More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police. (Jan 2007)
  • Three Strikes gets chronic predators off the street for good. (Apr 1996)
  • Victim's Bill of Rights, including restitution for victims. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Crime
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Supports use of death penalty. (May 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Crime
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Travis Childers on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Erik Fleming on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports rehabilitation and addiction programs for inmates. (Sep 2006)
Trent Lott on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Charles Pickering on Crime
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Chip Pickering on Crime
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering on other issues.
  • 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 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Ronnie Shows on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • 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)
Gene Taylor on Crime
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • 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)
  • 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 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Gene Taylor on Crime
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • 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)
  • 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 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Roger Wicker on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • Broaden use of the federal death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More prisons & more mandatory jail sentences. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 33% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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