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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on criminal issues

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political stances on criminal issues

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, it should be a police department’s or officer’s choice to wear oneSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: YesSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should build more prisonsSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: NoSource

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political stances on criminal issues

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to voteSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: YesSource

Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin’s political stances on criminal issues

David Evan McMullin was an independent candidate for the for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. McMullin is the former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives and a former CIA operations officer.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Evan McMullin’s answer: Yes Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Evan McMullin voters: YesSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Evan McMullin’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Evan McMullin voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Evan McMullin’s answer: Yes Source

Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political stances on criminal issues

Jill Stein was the Green Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Jill Stein voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to voteSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Jill Stein voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Jill Stein voters: YesSource

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ political stances on criminal issues

Bernie Sanders was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Sanders has served as a U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2012. He represented Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007 and served as the mayor of Burlington from 1981 – 1989. Sanders is an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to voteSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminalsSource

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political stances on criminal issues

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizensSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Gary Johnson voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: YesSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Gary Johnson voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Gary Johnson voters: NoSource

Rocky De La Fuente

Rocky De La Fuente’s political stances on criminal issues

Rocky De La Fuente was the Reform Party and American Delta Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. De La Fuente is a business owner and real estate developer from San Diego, CA. De La Fuente is an alumnus of the University of Mexico with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Yes Source

Darrell Castle

Darrell Castle’s political stances on criminal issues

Darrell Castle was the Constitution Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Castle is an activist and attorney from Memphis Tennessee. Castle is an alumnus of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in political science and history before completing his law degree at University of Memphis.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Darrell Castle’s answer: No but it should be a decision made at the state and local level Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Darrell Castle voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Darrell Castle’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Darrell Castle voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Darrell Castle’s answer: No, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates Source

Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan’s political stances on criminal issues

Zoltan Istvan Gyurko was the Transhumanist Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Istvan is an author and journalist from Los Angeles, CA. Istvan is an alumnus of Columbia University.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan voters: NoSource

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: No, but it is currently being overused Source

Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s political stances on criminal issues

Rand Paul was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011. Paul is an ophthalmologist and is the son of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Paul is an alumnus of Baylor University and the Duke University School of Medicine.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Rand Paul’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizensSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Rand Paul has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Rand Paul’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to voteSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Rand Paul voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Rand Paul’s answer: YesSource

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s political stances on criminal issues

Ted Cruz was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as a U.S. Senator from Texas since 2012. Cruz served as the solicitor general from Texas from 2003 to 2008 and was a policy adviser to President George W. Bush. Cruz is an alumnus of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Ted Cruz voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Ted Cruz has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Ted Cruz voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmatesSource

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio’s political stances on criminal issues

Marco Rubio was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Rubio has served as a U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011. Rubio served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 – 2008. Rubio is an alumnus of the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Marco Rubio voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Marco Rubio has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Marco Rubio’s answer: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Marco Rubio voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Marco Rubio’s answer: NoSource

John Kasich

John Kasich’s political stances on criminal issues

John Kasich was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and the current governor of Ohio. Kasich served as a member of U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001 representing Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Kasich is an alumnus of Ohio State University.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

John Kasich has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probationSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

John Kasich voters: Yes, but they must perform community service on a daily basisSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: YesSource

Ben Carson

Ben Carson’s political stances on criminal issues

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Ben Carson’s answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Ben Carson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Ben Carson’s answer: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Ben Carson voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Ben Carson voters: NoSource

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s political stances on criminal issues

Jeb Bush was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Bush served as the Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush is an alumnus of the University of Texas.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Jeb Bush voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Jeb Bush has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Jeb Bush’s answer: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Jeb Bush voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Jeb Bush’s answer: NoSource

Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley’s political stances on criminal issues

Martin O’Malley was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. O’Malley served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 – 2007. O’Malley is an alumnus of Catholic University and the University of Maryland Law School.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizensSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to voteSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley’s answer: YesSource

Scott Walker

Scott Walker’s political stances on criminal issues

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Scott Walker voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Scott Walker has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Scott Walker voters: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Scott Walker voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Scott Walker voters: NoSource

Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal’s political stances on criminal issues

Bobby Jindal was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Jindal served as the Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016 and represented Louisiana’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008. Jindal is an alumnus of Brown University.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal voters: YesSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal voters: YesSource

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina’s political stances on criminal issues

Carly Fiorina was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Fiorina was the CEO of Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005. Fiorina is an alumnus of Stanford University and M.I.T.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizensSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina voters: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina’s answer: YesSource

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee’s political stances on criminal issues

Mike Huckabee was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Huckabee served as the Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Huckabee is an alumnus of Ouachita Baptist University.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee voters: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee voters: NoSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee’s answer: NoSource

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham’s political stances on criminal issues

Lindsey Graham was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Graham has served as the U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2003. Graham represented South Carolina’s 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995. Graham is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham’s answer: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probationSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham voters: YesSource

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham voters: NoSource

Chris Christie

Chris Christie’s political stances on criminal issues

Chris Christie was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Christie has served as the governor of New Jersey since 2010 and was the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 – 2008. Christie is an alumnus of the University of Delaware and Seton Hall law school.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Chris Christie’s answer: Yes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizensSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Chris Christie has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Chris Christie’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probationSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Chris Christie has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Chris Christie’s answer: YesSource

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee’s political stances on criminal issues

Lincoln Chaffee was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Chafee served as a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1999 – 2007 and the Mayor of Warwick from 1993 – 1999. Chafee is an alumnus of Brown University.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee voters: NoSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee voters: YesSource

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum’s political stances on criminal issues

Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Santorum served as the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and represented Pennsylvania’s 18th district from 1991 to 1995. Santorum is an alumnus of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburg School of Law.

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Rick Santorum voters: YesSource

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Rick Santorum has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Rick Santorum’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probationSource

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Rick Santorum has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Rick Santorum’s answer: NoSource

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