HB 2465 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2465
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/HJUD/Overview
This bill directs the parole board to study the feasibility of release of certain aged inmates after 20 years of incarceration. Declares emergency, effective upon passage.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Certain violent offenders are sentenced to life w/o the possibility of parole. This measure would allow discretion by the parole board to release offenders of a certain age and regardless of the original sentence.
Means of saving the state the expense of housing for life certain offenders, but does not take into account those offenders, when released, must be supported by other means, which could entail public funds from another tax supported agency.
Overrides the credibility of the courts and does not take into account the spread of liberal views of past criminal activities.
Will allow return of potentially violent offenders back into the community w/o any defined means of support and many who cannot function in open society after 20 years of prison life indoctrination.
Safety of our community must be the criteria for release of any inmate. After an intensive rehab program and demonstrated changes by an inmate, then they should be released. For proven solutions related to a more safe and just society, I invite you to review the guidelines at the above website, scrolling down to the last link.