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Working Families policies on criminal issues

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Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Party’s support baseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for drug dealers, not users

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Party’s support baseYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals


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Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Public statementsYes