ScrambleWatch Q&A: Eric Carbajal Bustamante on Crime

Eric Carbajal Bustamante is one of the seven candidates running for two seats in the Legislative District 29 House of Representatives Democratic primary that voters will decide on Sept. 2. We asked him some questions about crime policy.

Should we increase state funding for prison construction?

We should invest in schools now.

Should we have more contracts with private prisons?

No.

Should we spend more on program that provide prisoners with vocational education while they are behind bars?

No.

Should we look at alternatives to imprisonment for non-violent offenders?

Yes.

Should the state spend more on programs and facilities for at-risk youth?

Yes. Prevention programs are significantly cheaper than the costs to build and maintain jails.

Should the state spend more on state and local agencies to fight terrorism?

Yes.

Should the state have a “three-strikes” law that puts criminals behind bars for life for a third felony offense?

No.

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