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Posts published in “Day: June 1, 2013”

First take: Sentence changes


SENTENCE CHANGES There's talk that serious changes in sentencing might not make it through this year's Oregon legislative session. But when you have the hard-nosed coalition of DAs, who have been most opposing to relaxing the sentencing rules, getting behind some serious compromises, you have to think that something may be coming. Something, along the lines of figuring that the prosecutors wouldn't be doing this if they didn't some wall handwriting. Not that it's all a settled deal. But a useful piece in the Eugene Register Guard does suggest some lines along which a final substantial bill may emerge.