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The Lauren Chronicles

How’s THAT working? Why do we put people in prison? We are punishing them for doing something bad. We are making our communities safer. (Let’s forget the other reason that is sometimes stated—to reform and rehabilitate them—because virtually no one is pretending that this is a priority in the U.S*.) So: How’s that working? Well, … Continue reading

Federal Student Aid for Students in Adult Correctional and Juvenile Justice Facilities

Below you’ll find answers to questions about how being confined in an adult correctional or a juvenilejustice facility affects your eligibility for federal student aid and your options for repaying your federalstudent loans.1. Am I eligible for federal student aid while I’m confined in an adult correctional facility or a juvenilejustice facility?While you’re confined in … Continue reading

Youth with Incarcerated Parents Project

Willamette University Home Undergraduate Programs Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics Transformative Justice Initiative Youth with Incarcerated Parents (YIPP) Launched in January 2022, YIPP supports Oregon youth ages 12-24 who have experienced parental incarceration through group meetings, workshops, creative projects, outings, and events. Participants find peer support and develop leadership skills by initiating projects and advocacy … Continue reading

Prison Activist Resource Center

PARC Resource Directory Our twenty-four page resource guide is used by over 50,000 prisoners a year all across the United States. Learn More 2022 PARC National Resource Directory is here!! PARC mails a free national directory of resources to prisoners, their friends and family members. The 2022 edition is here!!  Download a PDF copy of the 2022 … Continue reading

Changes at Oregon CURE

We have been doing zoom support group meetings during the Covid 19 pandemic and have found that it is a way to reach folks that do not live in an area where the four groups are located for in person meetings. As such we are going to continue the zoom meeting that has filled the … Continue reading

Transformative Justice Initiative @ Willamette U

Do you know a youth with a currently or formerly incarcerated parent who could use support?

The Transformative Justice Initiative at Willamette University is excited to announce the launch of the Youth with Incarcerated Parents Project (YIPP)!  YIPP supports “youth-led organizing” among Oregon youth ages 12-24 who have experienced parental incarceration.  The foundation of youth-led organizing is the establishment of affinity groups in which youth participants share experiences and find moral … Continue reading

New Year – New Opportunities to Effect Change

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser We’re excited to welcome new individuals to join our dynamic board of directors, which works to reimagine what justice looks like here in Oregon! Sponsors mission is to support individuals and strengthen the community by providing life-changing opportunities for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. … Continue reading

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: https://famm.org/wp-content/uploads/FAMM-PA-report-2021.pdfOur 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

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