OPB | Jan. 19, 2017
Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.
OPB | Jan. 03, 2017
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.
OPB | Oct. 14, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2015
The Innocence Project Northwest says new evidence points to a different suspect than the one who was convicted of the crime in 2002.
OPB | Oct. 15, 2015
A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.
OPB | Oct. 28, 2014
TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.
OPB | Oct. 23, 2014
THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.
OPB | Aug. 28, 2014
THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.
OPB | Aug. 25, 2014
We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).
OPB | Aug. 13, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Portland-based photo blogger, Pete Brook curates photography about American prisons.
OPB | July 22, 2014
TUESDAY: We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.
OPB | July 11, 2014
FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.
OPB | June 05, 2014
THURSDAY: A study by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that less than half a percent of state prisoners serve their maximum sentence.
OPB | Feb. 25, 2014
TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.
OPB | Feb. 25, 2014
TUESDAY: Defendants found guilty in criminal cases in Clark County, Washington are paying far more in court fees than their peers around the state.
OPB | Aug. 06, 2013
The Washington State Supreme Court says the system is not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination in the selection of juries.
OPB | May 13, 2013
Voters around the state will decide on tax measures May 21 that would fund jail beds, law enforcement personnel and other public safety infrastructure.