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  • Oregon’s Measure 11 Sentencing Reform: Implementation and System Impact December 13, 2004

    Nancy Merritt, Terry Fain, Susan Turner

    Measure 11, passed in Oregon in 1994, imposed long mandatory prison terms for designated offenses, prohibited “earned time,” and provided for mandatory waiver of youthful offenders to adult court. This study analyzes the implementation of Measure 11 and its impact on prosecution, sentencing, and convictions. Findings show that Measure 11 has altered sentencing and case processing practices in Oregon, with offenders convicted of violent and sex-related offenses serving longer prison terms, but fewer being sentenced for these offenses.

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