Gary Perry on Crime
Key supporter of death penalty ban
In previous sessions, Perry was one of the vocal
Republican proponents of a ban on the death penalty, which helped get that bill out of the Senate.
Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Montana legislative voting record
, Apr 23, 2009
Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole
Excerpts from legislation: SB 236: AN ACT: abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole; revising eligibility for bail; and revising the affirmative defense of compulsion.
convicted of the offense of deliberate homicide shall be punished by life imprisonment without possibility of parole [was "shall be punished by death, life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term between 10 and 100 years "].
The governor may offer rewards up to $1,000 each, for the apprehension of any convict who has escaped from the state prison or any person who has committed an offense punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole [was "who
has committed an offense punishable by death"]
Legislative Outcome:Sen. Perry voted YEA; bill passed Senate, 27-23
Source: Montana legislative voting records: SB 236
, Feb 17, 2009
Supports death penalty; opposes parole for violent offenders
Gary Perry supports the following principles regarding crime.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 2006
- Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and hiring of additional prison staff.
- Support the death penalty in Montana.
- Support programs to provide prison
inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
- End parole for repeat violent offenders.
- Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
- Strengthen sex-offender laws.
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