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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

Youth who have or had a parent in jail or prison are needed for a research study.

Click on the link below to see the flier with the information about this study by the staff for Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents (SCIP III). SCIP III  

Oregon DOC visiting announcement for all prisons within the state

As part of the Oregon Department of Corrections’ COVID-19 continuing prevention efforts, normal visiting will remain canceled statewide until further notice. This includes non-contact visits, family visits, and attorney visits. I know many of you hoped to open doors to visitors in the coming weeks and are disappointed to hear this news. While we are … Continue reading

In Case You Missed It

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will release inmates to limit coronavirus threat in state prisons; about 100 meet criteria Updated Jun 12, 7:32 PM; Posted Jun 12, 2:29 PM “Given what we now know about the disease and its pervasiveness in our communities, it is appropriate to release individuals who face significant health challenges should they … Continue reading

Adults in custody with Oregon Corrections Enterprises create Prison Blues guitars on the inside.

Just to share something that is a little different from all the Covid-19 information we see every day.  This is from the Oregon State Penitentiary.

A podcast from San Quentin about lock down during COVID 19

– Podcast:   If you are not already listening to the Earhustle Podcast, Season 5, Episode 38 is about being in prison during a lockdown and being released during the coronavirus quarantine. Listen to it here or on your podcast app.

Prison Policy Initiative

New report, Reforms Without Results, lays out the case for including people convicted of violence in criminal justice reforms The report includes an interactive map showing where people convicted of violence have been “carved out” of recent criminal justice reform laws. April 7, 2020 As the threat of a COVID-19 disaster in U.S. prisons looms, … Continue reading

Oregon Justice Resource Center (OJRC) Surveys

We have been asked to share these surveys with our members here in Oregon.  We all have a common interest in what is happening regarding the Covid 19 virus and it’s impact on all our loved ones in prisons and jails. You can find a link to OJRC under ‘LINKS’ on our website at any … Continue reading