OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2017
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2015
The center houses people deemed to be violent sexual predators who have served their sentences, but whom a judge has found likely to reoffend.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015
Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.
OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2015
A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2015
TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2014
MONDAY: National advocacy groups for the deaf and hard of hearing are urging the Oregon Department of Corrections to stop using fellow inmates as interpreters.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.
OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2014
THURSDAY: A study by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that less than half a percent of state prisoners serve their maximum sentence.
OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2014
MONDAY: Counties across Oregon no longer hold people in jail for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after a judge ruled such holds unconstitutional.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2014
TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.
OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2013
The Oregon Department of Corrections and the related Oregon Corrections Enterprises have had a rocky year.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2012
We'll explore how visitation in prisons could help keep Oregon's recidivism rate one of the lowest in the nation.
OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2012
From inside Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility we ask inmates: what is happening in prison to make them better citizens when they are released?
OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2012
Have you ever wondered what life is like behind bars?
OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2012
How should age affect sentencing when juveniles commit murder?
OPB | Broadcast: March 12, 2012
Colette Peters started her new job as director of the Oregon Department of Corrections about a month ago. She is the first woman in state history to hold the position.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2012
We'll talk to Max Williams, who has lead the Oregon Department of Corrections since 2004, about his tenure, the state prison system, and his upcoming plans.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2011
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program takes college students into maximum-security prison to learn with prisoners. We'll hear from students and past prisoners about the program.