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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

Creating a community behind bars from the Hermiston Herald

Click on this link to read the article involving Two Rivers Correctional Institution.

A Letter From a Mom

From Someone Who Cares I last wrote a letter to CURE in my son’s 2nd year of a 90 month sentence. At that time he was at SRCI, and 20 years old. His future looked very bleak. Eleven years have passed. My son has been out of prison for 4 years and 1 month. The … Continue reading

Oregon CURE Annual Meeting

Meeting Date:  October 5, 2016 Location:  Beaverton Community Center 12350 s.w. 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon 97005 Time:  6pm to 8pm Guest Speakers:  Jeff Premo (former superintendent with DOC) and Trevor Walraven (formerly incarcerated) We look forward to seeing you.