Kim Reynolds on Crime
Priority to focus on prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation
I've made it a priority of this administration to focus on prisoner re-entry and rehabilitation, because our prisons shouldn't be one stop in a circle that leads back to prison. Last year, I signed legislation that protects employers who are willing to
give returning citizens a second chance. I am renewing my support to amend our Constitution so that it no longer bars felons from voting after they've served their sentence.
Source: 2020 Iowa State of the State address
, Jan 14, 2020
Restore ex-felon voting rights
Our constitution takes away the voting rights of anyone convicted of a felony. Forever. The governor can restore those rights, and I have done that 88 times since taking office. But I don't believe that voting rights should be forever stripped, and
I don't believe restoration should be in the hands of a single person. Our founders gave us a process to amend the constitution. Let's begin that process now. I believe Iowans recognize the power of redemption; let's put this issue in their hands.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Iowa legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
Opposes reinstating the death penalty
Q. Do you support reinstating the death penalty?
Hubbell: We already have the death sentence, it's called life without parole. The only way you get out is in a box.
Q. Do you favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use?
Q. Do you favor restricting fireworks again?
Reynolds: That's a local decision, no.
Hubbell: I think it's a local issue.
Source: Des Moines Register on 2018 Iowa gubernatorial debate
, Oct 10, 2018
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