State of Nevada Archives: on Crime

Adam Laxalt: Penalties for criminals; justice for victims

One of the things I'm most proud of during my time as Attorney General is the tremendous success my office has had in promoting the safety of Nevada's communities. We have taken important and effective steps to increase penalties for criminals, to secure justice for their victims, and to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens. As your Governor, I will continue to promote policies that keep Nevadans safe from dangerous criminals, including drug traffickers and sex offenders.
Source: 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial website Nov 7, 2017

Brian Sandoval: Reform juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism

A group of legislators, judges and policy makers studied our juvenile justice system and concluded it is in need of reform. They found that state and county agencies spent $95 million on the supervision of justice-involved youth, yet across our state there is no standardized method to track outcomes, or ensure that evidence-based practices are being utilized.

We know that some youth have multiple encounters with the courts, often leading to long-term supervision & incarceration. We can do better. That's why I'm introducing the Juvenile Justice System Reform Act, which streamlines and standardizes criteria to match youth with the most effective services.

To that end, my budget includes $1.5 million to implement a statewide risk assessment program. These changes should result in reduced recidivism rates and improved outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Nevada Legislature Jan 17, 2017

Ruben Kihuen: End the for-profit prison industry in America

Reforming the way our police interact with citizens is just one small step. Fundamentally we must reform the way our system works. Currently the for-profit prison industry makes nearly $5 billion a year incarcerating disproportionately young minority men. No one should profit off of the imprisonment of any person. Period.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Ruben Kihuen: Require police body cameras, to address injustice

I grew up in the heart of North Las Vegas, and I have seen first-hand the distrust between police and the minority communities they are meant to serve. As we see more police overreactions like Ferguson and Baltimore and unjust killing of young minority men, we must take immediate, tangible action to address injustice.

That's why in the legislature I supported legislation to require police to wear body cameras. This commonsense step helps protect our citizens and our police.

Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Mark Amodei: Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada

Source: Nevada Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

Mark Amodei: End parole for repeat violent offenders

Source: Nevada Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

Kenny Guinn: Supports the death penalty

Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Kenny Guinn: End parole for repeat violent felons

Source: 1998 Nevada Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Steve Sisolak: More prisons; more death penalty; more mandatory minimums

Source: 1996 Nevada National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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