Earlier this year, Juvenile-in-Justice images were featured in Campaign for Youth Justice’s report Misguided Measure 11 on Oregon’s Measure 11.
Passed in November 1994, Measure 11 stipulates mandatory minimum sentences for 21 crimes and required that youth charged with those crimes be tried as adults. Essentially, any youth age 15 or older, if they commit one of these 21 crimes, they are automatically prosecuted in the adult system and if they’re convicted they must serve the same mandatory sentence that applies to adults. Most of the kids indicted aren’t ever convicted. Check out the graphic below and view the full report here.