LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Democrat running for governor of Arkansas has unveiled what he's calling a comprehensive plan to reduce crime, ease prison overcrowding and address domestic violence and child abuse in Arkansas.
Mike Ross says he developed his “Tougher, Smarter Crime Reduction Plan for Arkansas” after consulting with law enforcement, prosecutors, public defenders, judges, policymakers and victim advocates.
“One of government’s most fundamental responsibilities is to ensure public safety,” said Ross. “My ‘Tougher, Smarter’ plan will reduce crime in Arkansas by toughening sentences for repeat and violent offenders; getting smarter about how we sentence certain first-time, nonviolent and drug offenders; cracking down on those who abuse children; and, enacting historic measures to protect and empower survivors of domestic violence. As your next governor, I will use my experience of bringing people together to push partisan politics aside and find commonsense solutions that make our communities safer and more prosperous.”