Measure 11 is a 1994 ballot initiative that sets minimum mandatory sentences for serious crimes. It was approved by the voters of Oregon, by a nearly two-thirds majority, in 1994 and went into effect on April 1, 1995.
Crime Victims United was and is strongly in support of Measure 11. It ended an era in which people who committed serious crimes were slapped on the wrist and released, in many cases costing additional innocent people their lives or limbs. Measure 11 restored credibility to the Oregon Criminal Justice system. It has not only protected innocent people from violent criminals, and given victims real justice, but has also given people considering committing serious crimes something to think about.
In 2000, Measure 94 sought the repeal of Measure 11. It was defeated by a nearly 3 to 1 margin.
List of Measure 11 Crimes and Sentences
Evaluation of the seriousness of Measure 11 crimes
Victim's statements, speeches, articles, letters on Measure 11
Crime Victims United Measure 11 Presentation
Because of preconceived notions or misinformation, people have many misconceptions about Measure 11.
Misrepresentations of Measure 11Measure 11 Does Not Apply To Property Crimes, Drug Crimes or Petty Crimes
Measure 11 Is Not Incarcerating Legions of Non-Violent Offenders
Measure 11 Does Not Apply To Minor Incidents (Part I)
Measure 11 Does Not Apply To Minor Incidents (Part II)
Measure 11 Has Not Triggered Additional Massive Spending
Oregonian Distorts Measure 11 Again
Criminal Justice Commissioner Distorts Measure 11
Think you know the issues? Take the Measure 11/Measure 94 Quiz.
Study profiling Measure 11 offenders in Multnomah County
Statistics from the Oregon Department of Corrections
Portland Violent Crime Statistics
Youth Arrest Statistics
Does Measure 11 Deter Juveniles From Crime?
Financial Impact of Measure 11
Oregon Violent Crime and Measure 11
Oregon Supreme Court Decision Measure 11
Full text of Ballot Measure11
Arguments that appeared in the November 1994 Voters' Pamphlet
Measure 11 election results
Full text of Ballot Measure 94
Arguments that appeared in the November 2000 Voters' Pamphlet
Measure 94 election results
Click here to print a booklet of Measure 11/Measure 94 information.
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