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October 31, 2006

Sentencing-related initiatives this election season

I know of at least three sentencing-related direct democracy initiatives that state voters will consider next week:

  • In California, Proposition 83 seeks to toughen sanctions for sex offenders (discussed here and here and here).
  • In Rhode Island, a proposed state constitutional amendment seeks to limit the state's disenfranchisement of felons (discussed here).
  • In Wisconsin, a referendum seeks brings back the death penalty.

Are there any other notable direct democracy proposals going to voters next week that involve sentencing issues? 

UPDATE:  A helpful reader pointed me to this site discussing Arizona's Proposition 301, which apparently would "change state law and make probation one of several sentencing options — not the only one — if a person is convicted of an offense involving the personal use or possession of methamphetamine."

October 31, 2006 at 08:56 AM | Permalink

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