Jessica’s Law is designed to reduce the ability of sexual offender’s to re-offend. Jessica’s Law creates a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years for persons over the age of 18 who are convicted of a first degree sex related offense (such as rape, sodomy, or sexual penetration) of a person under the age of 12. In addition if the offender is sentenced to a term of years (anything other than a life sentence) then he or she must also be under lifetime probation after being released from prison. The first version of this law was passed in Florida and named after a victim who lived in that State. Since that time several states have adopted versions of the law, including Oregon. Oregon’s version of Jessica’s law was passed in 2006. Jessica’s Law amended the previously passed Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentences for the above mentioned sex crimes.