About Lane County 20-271

Why Lane County residents need to vote “Yes” on 20-271:
The Sheriff’s Office, shortly before the passage of measure 20-213, experienced a 10 million dollar reduction in the budget year. Due to lack of funding to operate a sufficient amount of jail beds, it is estimated that over 5,500 inmates a year (100 per week) were being released before completing their sentences.
Before the passage of 20-213, it is estimated that out of the last 3,500 released, 500 recommitted crimes in our communities.
Early release gives dangerous criminals a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.
Early released and pretrial criminals pose a serious risk to our community; those  released early, prior to 20-213, were being held for violent crimes such as rape, manslaughter, assault and robbery.
Renewing the jail levy will continue to fund a minimum 255 jail beds to prevent the early release of violent criminals.
Renewing the jail levy will continue to keep dangerous sex offenders and other violent criminals behind bars rather than in the community.
Renewing the jail levy will continue to provide additional counseling, secure treatment and detention services for Lane County youth offenders.
Funds will continue to be spent properly with public audits yearly.

More information on measure 20-271 can be seen here.