A course correction on criminal sentencing

Oregonian (editorial):

If, as we hope, the commission determines there are more effective and less costly ways to provide justice and protect the public than inflexible, one-size-fits-all mandatory sentencing, the greatest challenge will be explaining and selling the changes to lawmakers and voters. For decades, all they have heard is that tough is good, tougher is better, and anybody who doesn't want to build and staff enough prison cells to provide space for mandatory sentences just doesn't care about protecting Oregonians.

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