The Sheriff’s Office experienced a $10,000,000 reduction in our budget year. As a result, due to lack of funding to operate a sufficient amount of jail beds, it is estimated that over 5,500 inmates a year are being released before completing their sentences and over 500 are recommitting crimes in our communities. These criminals pose a serious risk to our community; those being released early are being held for violent crimes such as rape, manslaughter, assault and robbery.
The solution is to vote “Yes” on measure 20-213.
YES on 20-213 will fund a minimum 255 jail beds to prevent the early release of violent criminals. YES on 20-213 will keep dangerous sex offenders and other violent criminals behind bars rather than in the community.
Please join me, Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner, the Lane County Peace Officers Association, Crime Victims United of Oregon, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, and many local community leaders and vote YES on 20-213.
Sheriff Tom Turner