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Petitioning oregon state lawmakers

repeal mandatory minimum sentencing

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.

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