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Beto O’Rourke’s policies on criminal issues

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Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Beto O’Rourke votersYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Public statementsNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Beto O’Rourke votersYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo, I do not believe in the death penalty


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Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Public statementsYes