Ore. DAs wants to reduce prison time for drugs

Ore. DAs wants to reduce prison time for drugs

Ore. DAs wants to reduce prison time for drugs

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 6:10 PM

SALEM -- The Oregon District Attorneys Association wants to cut prison costs by reducing sentences for some drug crimes such as marijuana possession.

The association announced its plan Tuesday at a news conference in Oregon City. The plan is a response to legislation intended to cap the state prison population at 14,600 inmates to save money over the next decade.

The Statesman Journal reports prosecutors want to reduce marijuana sentences to prevent most of those offenders from going to prison.

Clackamas County DA John Foote said the proposal avoids any changes to Measure 11 sentencing guidelines.

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