The mission of OREGON CURE is to reduce crime by advocating for effective criminal justice policies, procedures and programs.
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It’s time to get smarter about second chances

Follow us:   Today, FAMM released a new report describing the need for second chances for people serving extreme sentences in Pennsylvania. The report is full of data and stories about how Pennsylvania’s mandatory sentences and limits on parole have created a rapidly aging, expensive prison population.Read the report in full here: Second Chances … Continue reading

Oregon Justice Resource Center and PCC CLEAR Clinic survey

Fines and Fees The PCC CLEAR Clinic and the Oregon Justice Resource Center are researching the use of fines and fees in Oregon’s criminal system. We are interested in your opinion, and would love your help. We may share aggregate information from this survey (for example, “40 out of 50 respondents say…”) but we will … Continue reading

Clemency Meeting at the Oregon State Penitentiary 2021

SRCI Peer Council Committee Fundraiser

Warner Creek Car and Bike Show

A fun day at the facility.

Food Services & Returning Citizens = Employment

Article found on Taste Website Food Brands Fight the Background Check By: Abigail Glasgow September 14, 2021 A growing number of bakeries, restaurants, and ice cream companies are leading the charge to employ the formerly incarcerated. “It’s the same work I was used to in prison, but the difference is that, in prison, I … Continue reading

If You Paid Your Debt to Society, You Should Be Allowed to Work

The New York Times Opinion Guest Essay Aug. 4, 2021 Picture Credit…Nicholas Konrad/The New York Times  By Jamie Dimon Mr. Dimon is the chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Company. One in three American adults — more than 70 million people — have some type of arrest or criminal record. To put this … Continue reading

Reentry Guide – Mapping Your Future

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

Post Prison Survey

A survey created by Oregon CURE. This survey is for individuals released from OREGON facilities only. No personal information is required. The link below will take you to the survey. Thanks so much for your time. Oregon CURE Board

Secretary of State Fagan hosts talk on voting rights of formerly incarcerated Oregonians

Oregon-NorthwestBy Barney LertenPublished May 15, 2021 12:18 AM SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan met Friday with Multnomah County Elections Director Tim Scott, advocates from the Oregon Justice Resource Center and formerly incarcerated individuals for a virtual discussion about the voting rights of formerly incarcerated Oregonians and those previously convicted of a felony. … Continue reading