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End mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders

Cal is committed to criminal justice reform. Cal believes we should revisit mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders. Cal is in favor of refocusing efforts on preventing violent crime instead of locking up people who, more than anything, need mental health or addiction treatment. We should also work to reduce recidivism by investing in programs that give people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity to re-enter their communities with dignity.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com , Jun 10, 2020

Death penalty for the most heinous offenses

Former state Sen. Cal Cunningham said he believes the death penalty should be carried out for the most heinous offenses, like those involving terrorism or military-related crimes.

"It is appropriate in those narrow cases of the most extreme misconduct," said Cunningham, who served as an Army prosecutor, said in a recent series of interviews The Associated Press conducted with the race's most prominent candidates.

Source: 2010 NC Senate primary debate, ABC/AP coverage , Apr 18, 2010

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