The mission of OREGON CURE is to reduce crime by advocating for effective criminal justice policies, procedures and programs.
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As a child, did you have a parent incarcerated? If so, would you participate in a study?

Dear friends, statistics show that today more than 5 million children (7 percent of all U.S. children) have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives as children. If you are one of these, consider participating in this most important study. Also, please forward it to others who have had this experience and might … Continue reading

The Frederick Douglass Project for Justice

Marc Howard  and others brought Georgetown accredited college courses to people in jail in DC. Now, Marc and others have created the Douglas Project which seeks to bring together small discussion groups throughout the country composed of people in the free world and people incarcerated. Learn more here.

Attica Lessons: Decarcerate During COVID-19 Description

Webinar Registration Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Microsoft (Outlook) Topic Attica Lessons: Decarcerate During COVID-19 Description On September 21st at 3pm ET, join us for a special presentation as we reflect on the lessons learned from Attica in the present struggle for racial justice, health and safety in prisons and jails, and mass decarceration during COVID-19. Click … Continue reading

Next Steps for National Day of Action

Hello all – Please see a call summary below. For obvious reasons we will next talk on September 29th at 3:15pm eastern. Details will be shared closer to the date. Currently, over 300 people are registered for the National Day of Action. You can register here if you haven’t done so. How you can help us this … Continue reading

Department of Corrections Deploys Nearly 150 Prisoners to Fight Oregon Wildfires

Department of Corrections Deploys Nearly 150 Prisoners to Fight Oregon Wildfires By Tess Riski | Willamette Week Published September 9 at 4:52 PM Updated September 9 at 6:16 PM About 150 prisoners have been deployed to combat wildfires that Gov. Kate Brown warned could result in “the greatest loss of human lives and property” from … Continue reading

A Day of Reflection and Action

Commemorating the Attica uprising and demanding Decarceration amid the pandemic.  A zoom meeting sponsored by the Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform September 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm. A virtual panel discussion moderated by Olinda Moyd.  See link below. a day of reflection and action

Attica Means Fight Back

This event is part of a national month of actions marking the Attica uprising and demanding Decarceration Now. Listing of National Events Coming Soon.       Tuesday Sept 8th 5-7 pm PDT Sponsored by California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Freedom Archives   REGISTER HERE –> September 9-13, 2020 marks the 49th anniversary … Continue reading

Sign On Letter To Stop Federal Executions

Hello All, Death Penalty Action has been alleging the political nature of the resumption of federal executions since federal execution dates were first announced in July, 2019. The evidence is pretty clear, but don’t take our word for it. If you want to have a thorough status update on what’s happening with the (currently FOUR) … Continue reading

Oregon Department of Corrections 2020 Visiting Survey

2020 DOC Visiting Survey – Help us improve the visiting experience! Take the survey

How One County Became a Lab for California’s Prison Reform

From The Marshall Project.  12/21/2018 How One County Became a Lab for California’s Prison Reform By Abbie VanSickle and Manuel Villa When California lawmakers unveiled a plan in 2011 to reduce the number of inmates in state prison, officials in San Joaquin County thought the timing couldn’t have been worse. This story was published in … Continue reading