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Pressure Mounts For Oregon To Use "Qualified" Interpreters For Deaf Inmates

OPB |Sept. 22, 2014 12:20 p.m.

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.

Possible Changes Ahead For The Oregon Youth Authority

OPB |Sept. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.

Oregon Has the Lowest Percentage of Prisoners Serving Maximum Sentences

OPB |June 05, 2014 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: A study by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that less than half a percent of state prisoners serve their maximum sentence.

Oregon Counties Abandon Immigration Hold Policies

OPB |April 22, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: Counties across Oregon no longer hold people in jail for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after a judge ruled such holds unconstitutional.

Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB |Feb. 04, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

A Rocky Year At The Oregon Department Of Corrections

July 24, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Corrections and the related Oregon Corrections Enterprises have had a rocky year.

Reducing Recidivism With Visitation

Sept. 12, 2012 12:20 p.m.

We'll explore how visitation in prisons could help keep Oregon's recidivism rate one of the lowest in the nation.

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility

June 08, 2012 9:06 a.m.

From inside Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility we ask inmates: what is happening in prison to make them better citizens when they are released?

Abuse at Coffee Creek Prison

May 01, 2012 9:25 a.m.

Oregonian investigative reporter Les Zaitz looked into widespread sexual abuse at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Class in Prison

April 06, 2012 9:06 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what life is like behind bars?

Sentencing Juvenile Offenders

March 22, 2012 9:35 a.m.

How should age affect sentencing when juveniles commit murder?

New DOC Director: Colette Peters

March 12, 2012 9:20 a.m.

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.

Max Williams Exits Corrections

Jan. 02, 2012 9:06 a.m.

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.

Class in Prison

Dec. 08, 2011 9:06 a.m.

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.

Cutting Across the Board

June 15, 2010 9 a.m.

What will nine percent cuts, across the board, mean for state services in Oregon?

Writing Love Songs

Feb. 15, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the challenges of writing about love?

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