Attorney General Candidate Bolchoz Opposes Early Release of Prisoners Due to Budget Cuts
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Contact: Robert Bolchoz
Attorney General Candidate Bolchoz
Opposes Early Release of Prisoners Due to Budget Cuts
Columbia, South Carolina – March 15, 2010 – Former prosecutor and Republican candidate for Attorney General, Robert Bolchoz, urged South Carolina lawmakers not to release inmates from prison due to budget shortfalls.
“The idea that some legislators would free criminals and allow them back into our neighborhoods to commit further crimes it totally outrageous,” said Robert Bolchoz. “Our state has some of the highest crimes statistics in the country and there are proposals by State Government officials to release criminals from our prisons –it just doesn’t make sense. I would ask members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Community and voters across the State to contact their Legislators and other elected officials to demand that South Carolina State Government meet its most important priority by allocating sufficient tax dollars to provide for Public Safety,” said Bolchoz.
Bolchoz also noted that South Carolina has not opened a prison since 1994 while the state’s population has increased by approximately one million people during that time.
“The early release of criminals from prison circumvents the justice system, ignores the rights of victims, and puts the public at risk. It also contributes to the non-governmental costs of crime as these same criminals prey on our neighbors, our communities and our businesses. I am calling on elected officials at every level to ignore special interests and acknowledge their number one responsibility to the people of this State by making public safety funding the number one budget priority. Every South Carolinian, regardless of race, creed, color, or political affiliation deserves the protection of the Government from criminals. Only in a safe community can our students begin to learn and our businesses begin to prosper. Our leaders must stop overfunding bloated bureaucracies which fail in their objectives, while underfunding critical services established to protect lives and property, said Bolchoz”
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