State of Mississippi Archives: on Crime

Jensen Bohren: Reformed felons need their voting rights reinstated

We also need to re-examine the procedure of permanently removing the voting rights of freed, reformed felons to vote. After their time and parole have been served faithfully, returning their civil rights should be a standard approach. Making it difficult to regain their ability to participate in the running of their country disproportionately affects minority views in a way similar to Gerrymandering.
Source: 2018 Mississippi Senate campaign website Jan 1, 2018

Jensen Bohren: Private prisons being encouraged to fill up to capacity

The second issue that I feel strongly about is Private Prison Reform. Currently, the issue is that the Private Prison lobby is encouraging as many prisoners as possible, as for each individual imprisoned they gain income. At the very least, 'full capacity' should be disincentivized, perhaps with a lump sum that does not depend upon total prisoner population.
Source: 2018 Mississippi Senate campaign website Jan 1, 2018

Phil Bryant: More Highway Patrol troopers on the road

We are in desperate need of a new trooper school. Currently, the Mississippi Highway Patrol stands at 161 troopers less than is statutorily allowed. Fortunately, this is not a dictatorial formula. However, the safety of the motoring public and the troopers serving rests with your decision. I ask you tonight to back the badge of our troopers and put more of them on the road.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Mississippi Legislature Jan 17, 2017

Haley Barbour: $7.3M for state trooper school

To keep law enforcement where we want it, I'm announcing tonight that I will dedicate $7.3 million of the governor's discretionary funds to hold a troopers' school this calendar year. If you will join me in moving motor carrier enforcement from MDOT to the Department of Public Safety, freeing up 40 current highway patrolmen, that would mean nearly 100 more state troopers on the road.
Source: 2011 Mississippi State of the State Address Jan 11, 2011

Ronnie Musgrove: Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing

Mississippiís prison population is growing rapidly. Building our way out of this crisis is not an option even in the most prosperous times. We canít just change prisons; we have to change lives. We have a unique opportunity to address two seemingly unrelated needs. We believe we have found a way to offer older Mississippians smaller, affordable homes of their own while driving down the number of offenders returning to our prisons by helping them change careers. Inmates can learn advanced carpentry, wiring, and roofing skills inside the penitentiary fences by building low-cost, energy-efficient, quality homes designed with elderly Mississippians in mind for purchase and placement on their property anywhere in Mississippi. Building homes for our parents and grandparents builds real opportunity for offenders and expands the pool of skilled workers for the future.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Mississippi legislature Jan 4, 2001

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