In 2022, the Oregon Legislative Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 1584 (Oregon Laws 2022, chapter 105). The measure allows a wrongfully convicted person to file a petition seeking compensation in the Marion County Circuit Court or in the circuit court for the county of conviction, and directs the Office of the State Court Administrator (OSCA) to adjust these compensation amounts annually according to the methodology described in the measure. The adjusted amounts are listed below:
For petitions filed||
Compensation for Wrongful Conviction|
|on or after 07/01/2023|
and before 07/01/2024
|$67,000 for each year of imprisonment|
$25,800 for each additional year served on parole or post-prison supervision or was required to register as a sex offender, whichever is greater
These new compensation amounts became effective on July 1, 2023, and apply to all petitions filed on or after July 1, 2023, and before July 1, 2024.
OSCA opened a public comment period on the adjustments from March 10, 2023, to 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2023. We received one public comment.
OSCA makes these adjustments annually, as required by statute.
OSCA cannot provide legal advice to the public. If you believe you may have a claim for wrongful conviction compensation, contact an attorney.