Section 31, Article 4 of the Oregon constitution says:
There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the State, otherwise than as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.
Measure 112 removes the italicized clause, but it adds:
Upon conviction of a crime, an Oregon court or a probation or parole agency may order the convicted person to engage in education, counseling, treatment, community service or other alternatives to incarceration, as part of sentencing for the crime, in accordance with programs that have been in place historically or that may be developed in the future, to provide accountability, reformation, protection of society or rehabilitation.
Doesn't this basically mean that convicted criminals can't be required to work, but they can be required to work?