How’s THAT working? Why do we put people in prison? We are punishing them for doing something bad. We are making our communities safer. (Let’s forget the other reason that is sometimes stated—to reform and rehabilitate them—because virtually no one is pretending that this is a priority in the U.S*.) So: How’s that working? Well, … Continue reading
For anyone of you who may have a loved one releasing from an Oregon prison in the near future you may find the reentry guide under tab “Transition-Reentry” informative. A copy of this guide is being made available in every Oregon prison for use by any AIC wanting to do so. We would like to … Continue reading
http://oasisprisoncoalition.org/ Oregonians Against Slavery & Involuntary ServitudeOregonians Against Slavery and Involuntary Servitude (OASIS) is committed to changing the language of the Oregon Constitution to formally ban slavery and involuntary servitude of incarcerated persons.oasisprisoncoalition.org
Book: “As I Hear the Rain (PEN America Prison Writing Awards Anthology)” 2019 Award Winners. Paperback. Available on Amazon.com https://pen.org/publications/prison-writing-awards-anthology/
We are starting a new support group in NE Portland. Ray Fox will facilitate. Contact him by text at 503 421-0269 if you are interested in joining this group. You may contact Ray by email also, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adult in Custody: The Visitor: While there are other videos in this ODOC series we suggest viewing these two.
The prison experience can be traumatic and frightening. If your loved one is being extorted or is fearful for their safety, you may want to discuss contacting the Inspector General’s hot line. Although we may have concerns that there will be recriminations or possibly a negative outcome, you may want to weigh the issue and … Continue reading