Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Harsher Penalties for Repeat Offenders in Oregon

Updating a previous entry, Oregonians have voted to approve Measure 57 and have defeated Measure 61. Measure 57, which imposes harsher penalties for those convicted of repeat offenses involving drugs and property theft, has been supported in theory, though has also been criticized by many for the strain it is predicted to cause to the state budget. The measure is estimated to allocate over $700 million while providing no funding mechanism, a figure which may cause particular budgetary problems at a time when Oregon has endured economic turbulence.



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