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Issue Position: Crime and Punishment

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We cannot let pressure on the judicial system and crowding in our jails prevent us from our obligation to remove criminals from the vast majority of the population who are productive, law abiding citizens. If you commit a serious crime, you must go to jail and you must serve your sentence. If we must expand our prisons to ensure that convicted felons are not released before they have served their time, and if we must increase funding for prosecutors to ensure criminals are not given reduced sentences, it is a price we must pay.

I will work to impose the toughest penalties allowed for domestic violence, sex offenses, and crimes against children. I support sex offender registration and all measures focused on tracking and monitoring repeat offenders.


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