Thursday, January 10, 2013

Some Questions for Attorney General Candidates

This is a sample of questions I've sent to the two area Republican candidates for attorney general over a month ago. Since I have yet to receive a response, maybe they need to hear from more concerned citizens like yourself!

Feel free to copy and paste any or all of the following and email to:

Greetings (Senator Mark Obenshain, Delegate Rob Bell)

Here are some questions I'd appreciate your responses to as a candidate for the office of Attorney General:

1. Do you fully support initiatives like that of Governor McDonnell's Task Force on Alternative Sentencing for Nonviolent Offenders?

2. Do you support ongoing funding for re-entry and rehabilitation programs like the Harrisonburg Diversion Center, Gemeinschaft Home Harrisonburg) and Piedmont House (in Albemarle County)?

3. Would you support legislation banning the use of the restraint chair and the isolated padded cell for mentally ill and suicidally depressed inmates in our jails (such as at HRRJ)?

4. Would you support a continued moratorium on new prison construction in favor of alternatives to incarceration like GPS monitoring technology for appropriate pretrial and post trial cases involving nonviolent offenders with jobs (then mandating that they work to support their families and pay their court costs and fines)?

5. Are you open to considering legislation to help curb gun violence?

6. Do you support Governor McDonnel's recent proposal to restore voting rights to rehabilitated offenders?

I look forward to your reply.


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