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Measure 11 Mandatory Sentences: Repeal, Revise, or Retain


Measure 11 is a state law that sets minimum mandatory sentences for certain crimes. It was approved by ballot referendum in 1994 by a nearly two-thirds majority of Oregon voters,  and went into effect on April 1, 1995.  It was reaffirmed by the voters in 2000, but has also undergone several revisions in its nearly 30-year history. Legal scholars and lawyers have long debated what is the correct mix of the various goals of sentencing: punishment, rehabilitation, deterrence, or just separation from society. In recent years, criminal justice reform advocates at the local, state, and federal levels have focused attention on “mandatory minimums,” alleging that they have contributed to overincarceration and have been applied in…

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Understanding the Local Labor Shortage

“Help wanted” signs seem to be permanently affixed to the doors of local establishments. The nightly news headlines focus on the acute lack of skilled workers for good-paying jobs in …

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Hate Crimes: Facts and Fixes

No one is born with hate, but it seems more and more people are learning to hate. In the last two months, The Register-Guard, Eugene’s newspaper, had these headlines: “Eugene …

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