The mission of OREGON CURE is to reduce crime by advocating for effective criminal justice policies, procedures and programs.
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Oregon CURE annual meeting

    One more reminder….    Date: October 21, 2017 (Saturday)   Join Oregon CURE for Our  Annual Meeting   Topic: Education While Incarcerated         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM      Location:  Keizer Heritage Center* 980 Chemawa Road NE Keizer, OR 97307 * From Portland area – exit 260B on I-5. At end of ramp, turn right onto … Continue reading

Change the system by being a part of it

Sep 16, 2017 by Colman McCarthy Writing in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Change the system by being a part of it Charlie and Pauline Sullivan, 45 years working for US prison reform Charlie and Pauline Sullivan, both close to 80 and as agile as ever, believe in getting around. They estimate that since coming … Continue reading

Nature imagery calms prisoners

September 1, 2017 Nature imagery calms prisoners University of Utah professor Nalini Nadkarni (right) interviews an inmate (left) about his experiences with viewing nature videos. Credit: Benj Drummond Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, … Continue reading

FCC Commissioner: “[This is] the greatest form of regulatory injustice I have seen in my 18 years.”

Friend, studies have shown that allowing incarcerated people to have regular in-person visits with loved ones reduces their likelihood of re-incarceration. But many correctional facilities have moved towards only allowing people to communicate with incarcerated loved ones through video and calling technology. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, 74% of jails banned in-person visits when … Continue reading

Task Force would help find ways to lower recidivism

SENATE MAJORITY OFFICE Oregon State Legislature State Capitol Salem, OR NEWS RELEASE June 28, 2017 CONTACT: Rick Osborn (503) 986-1074 Task Force would help find ways to lower recidivism SB 689 re-establishes task force to identify ways to help offenders reintegrate SALEM –Lowering recidivism starts with properly transitioning ex-offenders back into society after they’ve … Continue reading

13th Public Screening and Discussion

Click on link to see poster and information about this film sponsored by Justice Advocates and Partnership for Safety and Justice 13th-poster-jus_22146115_79c025853c9e417dd3fe9a33afcdc0d520ec5c75

Did the Supreme Court Base a Ruling on a Myth?

Thatcher’s juvenile justice reform bill passes unanimously.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jonathan Lockwood  Communications Director 971-645-2140 Thatcher’s juvenile justice reform bill passes unanimously SALEM, Ore.-Today, the Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan juvenile justice reform proposal, Senate Bill 846, chief-sponsored by state Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer. The bill will put an end to the practice of unnecessarily shackling youth in courtrooms. Thatcher applauded … Continue reading

Group of Senators revive idea of a National Criminal Justice Commission

March 9, 2017 Group of Senators revive idea of a National Criminal Justice Commission Long time readers may recall that, way back in 2009, then-Senator Jim Webb introduced legislation to create a National Criminal Justice Commission.  As reported here by The Crime Report, what was old is now new again, and might this time have … Continue reading

Items of interest

*  Effective March 2, OSCI visiting room days will be changing to better serve our inmates and their visitors. New visiting days for OSCI will be Saturday through Wednesday; closed Thursday and Friday. Visiting hours will be the same. *This past Saturday, visiting was cancelled at South Fork Forest Camp because of inclement weather.  The DOC did not put out … Continue reading