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Pell Unveils Plan to Prevent Crime and Violence

 
Pell Unveils Plan to Prevent Crime and Violence

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell has unveiled his plan to prevent crime and violence.

Pell's plan includes proposals for reducing recidivism and providing re-entry services, preventing gun violence and domestic violence, addressing sexual assault on college campuses and helping victims of elder abuse. It calls for greater collaboration between the governor's office and state and local law enforcement.

If elected, Pell said Tuesday he would support restrictions on high-capacity magazines and military-style weapons and ensure that the state sends mental health records to a national database. Pell said he also wants to evaluate sentencing reforms and alternative methods for penalizing minor crimes.

He said he has made improving education a central tenet of his campaign, in part because access to a quality education is "the best anti-crime program."

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