• Petitioned oregon state lawmakers

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oregon state lawmakers

repeal mandatory minimum sentencing

    1. leah miner
    2. Petition by

      leah miner

      Ontario, OR

When measure 11 was introduced in 1994, it seemed like a good law. Put repeat offenders away for long stays, get meth addicted persons off the streets, and force them to stay clean. But, the law is being used to lock away first time offenders for crimes that fall very loosely into this category. Measure 11 tears fathers from their children, sons from mothers, husbands from wives. Mandatory sentencing takes the power to sentence away from judges and hands it to zealous, corrupt, or promotion seeking distric attorneys.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jonna Emineth COOS BAT, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to invest in programs for victims assistance, addiction and re-entry programs.

    • carol sherman NORTHPORT, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because as a mother of a young man that does not belong in prison and I understand that this is not about reform, but it is about stock dividends in these corporations that make profit from prisoners; ie: priviate prisons, telephone services, cheap labor from inmates for prison owned businesses, etc, etc. Also, because the public has been duped into thinking that state prison is anything like federal prisoner where prisoners do have rights to human treatment or that the innocent can win an appeal or get a reduced sentence or clemency for good behavior. That will never happen as long as Jan Brewer is Govenor and Joe Areprio has more birthdays.

    • Tommie Chastine SAN JACINTO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      because this is an unfair policy especially for first time offenders.

    • Teresa Hicks GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      It also gives unfair power to the DA's that use the threat of a Measure 11 conviction to get people to agree to plea bargains that may not be in their best interest. Sentences should be based on the circumstances of the crime and the background of the offender, not just "one size fits all".


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