Effect of Pretrial Detention in Oregon: Testimony to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees
Arrest, Preventive detention, Sentences (Criminal procedure), Adminstration of criminal justice -- Oregon, Pre-trial release -- Oregon
What is the relationship between pretrial detention and sentencing outcomes in Oregon? This presentation examines the effect of being detained through disposition, and the effect of days spent in detention. The data shows that, controlling for all other measures, fully detained defendants are over twice as likely to be incarcerated. This probability increases the longer a person is detained. The authors believe this means that counties should continue to explore ways to reduce pretrial detention, be more selective in holding defendants over 30 days, and should examine different pretrial risk assessments.
Campbell, C. M., & Labrecque, R. M. (2019). Effect of Pretrial Detention in Oregon. Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Portland State University.
Slides from a presentation given at the Portland State University Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute May 29, 2019.