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Laws passed by legislature reduce sentences for drug, property crimes

 

August 8, 2017



EO Capital Bureau

Hillsboro resident Beth Hacker could have served nearly three years in prison for petty theft crimes she committed during her struggle with addiction to prescription opioid, oxycodone.

Hacker, a mother of four, was convicted of multiple identity theft counts for forging two checks for $8 and $30 and giving false information on a rental assistance application.

Measure 57, passed by voters in 2008, set mandatory minimum sentences for drug and property crimes.

A legislative effort in 2015 to keep families together spared Hacker that fate.

She spent nine months in prison...



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