Measure 94 And Measure 94 Quiz
CRIME VICTIMS UNITED
Test Your Measure 11 and Measure 94 Knowledge
Do you think you understand Measure 11 and Measure 94?
Take this test and see.
1. What are the main crimes covered by Measure 11?
2. What will happen to the minimum prison term for murderers if Measure 94 passes?
3. Approximately how many murderers will be resentenced if Measure 94 passes?
4. According to the Oregon Criminal Justice System, how many people convicted of Sex Abuse I (the crime of choice of child molesters) will be released within 90 days of the passage of Measure 94?
5. What percentage of Measure 11 offenders are adults?
6. On the average, roughly how many juveniles per year have been convicted on Measure 11 offenses?
7. According to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, what has happened to juvenile arrests for serious crime since Measure 11 passed?
8. How many Measure 11 juveniles were held in adult prison as of 8/1/2000?
9. How did they get to adult prison?
10. How many children are housed in cells with hardened adult criminals?
11. Is it true that Oregon now spends more money on prisons than on education?
12. What percentage of the state budget goes for Measure 11 expenses?
13. Is it true, as the Oregon PTA position statement implies, that juveniles convicted under Measure 11 receive no education or treatment?
14. How many of the stories told by Measure 94 proponents are distortions?
Answers to Measure 11 and Measure 94 Quiz
1. The main Measure 11 crimes are Robbery, Assault, Kidnapping, Sex Abuse, Rape, Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Murder. These are all considered "person" crimes. Measure 11 covers NO drug crimes and NO property crimes.
2. The minimum prison term for murder will go from 25 years to 8 years, even less for juveniles. In many cases, judges will have absolutely no choice but to give the minimum sentence.
3. If Measure 94 passes, over 100 murderers will be resentenced under much more lenient guidelines. (Source: Oregon Department of Corrections August, 2000 Measure 11 report.)
4. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission estimates that 800 violent criminals and sex offenders will be released within 90 days if Measure 94 passes. This includes an estimated 270 people convicted of Sex Abuse I . (Source: Oregon Criminal Justice Commission)
5. 89% of the 3400 Measure 11 offenders are adults. (Source: Oregon Department of Corrections August, 2000 Measure 11 report.)
6. About 60 juveniles per year have been convicted of Measure 11 offenses. (Source: Oregon Department of Corrections August, 2000 Measure 11 report.)
7. The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis reports that juvenile arrests for serious person and property crimes are down by about 1500 per year, about 33%, since Measure 11 passed.
8. The Oregon Department of Corrections 8/1/2000 report shows that seven Measure 11 juveniles were held in adult prisons.
9. All convicted juveniles to the Oregon Youth Authority where they can stay until age 25. Juveniles 16 and 17 can be sent to adult prison if they assault other youth or staff or if they refuse all education and treatment. Even then, they are segregated from the adult population. (Source: Oregonian 2/24/2000.)
10. The number of children housed in cells with adult criminals is zero. (Source: Oregonian 2/24/2000.)
11. The state spends about 57.7% of the budget on education and about 7% on all of corrections, including community corrections (jails, parole, probation, treatment). (Source: Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office)
12. Less than one percent of the state budget goes for longer sentences for the worst violent criminals and sex offenders. (Based on the Measure 94 Financial Impact Statement.)
13. Despite what the Oregon PTA Measure 94 position statement implies, all convicted juveniles, Measure 11 or not, get treatment, counseling and education at the Oregon Youth Authority. They lose this treatment and education only if they refuse to participate, assault staff or other youth, or reach age 18 and insist on going to adult prison. (Source: Oregonian, 2/24/2000)
14. A 10/28/2000 Oregonian article revealed that many of the stories told in the Measure 94 "Justice Keeper" newspaper (50,000 copies printed) are disingenuous distortions. They also revealed that three cases described in a Measure 94 flyer are far-fetched hypothetical stories. A story used during the collection of signatures to get Measure 94 on the ballot (Mark Morris) is a case in which the offender did not serve a Measure 11 sentence. In another highlighted case (Clifford Frey), the offender also did not serve a Measure 11 sentence. In the statutory rape case of Justin Thorp, Measure 94 proponents do not mention that Crime Victims United and other Measure 11 supporters tried to modify Measure 11 in this area. This legislative effort was thwarted when Measure 11 opponents refused to vote for it. In other words, nearly all of the stories told by Measure 94 proponents are distortions.
Final Note: If you don't believe the facts and figures cited here, we invite you to refute them. Please send us a specific refutation backed up by data and cite your sources. If you are right, we will change our statements and tip our hat to you.
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