Oregon Certain Felons to Serve Full Sentences, Measure 4 (1988)
The Oregon Certain Felons to Serve Full Sentences Act, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure eliminated probation, parole or “indeterminate sentences” for persons convicted of murder, first degree manslaughter, assault, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, sexual penetration with foreign object, burglary, arson or robbery.
|Oregon Measure 4 (1988)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
4. REQUIRES FULL SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE, PROBATION FOR CERTAIN REPEAT FELONIES
EXPLANATION - Amends criminal sentencing laws. Eliminates "indeterminate sentences," probation and parole for persons convicted of any of the following class of crimes after previous conviction of any crime in the class: murder; and first degree manslaughter, assault, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, sexual penetration with foreign object, burglary, arson and robbery. Such offenders must serve their entire sentences without temporary leave, reduction for "good behavior" or prison employment. Affects crimes committed on or after January 1, 1990.
ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - Assuming continuation of current judicial sentencing practices, this measure would require construction of additional correction facilities at an estimated cost of between $176 and $184 million, depending on costs of land acquisition and utilities. The annual operating cost for needed facilities is estimated to be approximately $35 million.
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