Joe Carraro on Crime


More state prisons, privately built, right away

Senator Carraro said that more prisons are needed as a solution to the state's severe overcrowding problem. Some state prisons have been taken over by federal agencies, and the result has been cost overrun and lawsuits filed by prisoners for cruel and unusual punishment. "We need prison beds right away," said Carraro. The advantages of a private prison over a state facility are time & money, Carraro said. Private contractors have more motivation to get the prison built, and it can be finished sooner.
Source: Campaign website, www.senatorcarraro.com, "Issues" May 2, 2006

Toughen regulations for sex offenders

Sen. Joe Carraro has introduced two bills that would toughen regulations for sex offenders. The first measure, SB55, would require sex offenders who move to or visit New Mexico to register with the local county sheriff within 24 hours. The second bill, SB42, calls for an involuntary commitment in a mental hospital for convicted sex offenders if they are deemed a threat to society by a parole board and psychiatric evaluation. The offender would not be released until rehabilitated.
Source: Campaign website, www.senatorcarraro.com, "Issues" May 2, 2006

Supports the death penalty

Source: 2004 New Mexico State Legislative vote-smart NPAT Test Nov 7, 2004

No parole for repeat violent offenders; plus more prisons

Source: 2004 New Mexico State Legislative vote-smart NPAT Test Nov 7, 2004

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