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Michael D. Higgins’ policies on criminal issues



Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Michael D. Higgins voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Michael D. Higgins voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Free Legal Aid

Should repeat offenders be entitled to free legal aid?

  Michael D. Higgins voterbaseYes, but deny after three crimes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Michael D. Higgins voterbaseYes, 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?

  Michael D. Higgins voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

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