Tagged: Criminal Justice

How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished?

OPB |Aug. 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB |Aug. 25, 2014 12:25 p.m.

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).

Examining America's Prisons One Photo At A Time

OPB |Aug. 13, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Portland-based photo blogger, Pete Brook curates photography about American prisons.

Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

OPB |July 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Portland Campaign Aims To "Ban The Box"

OPB |July 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.

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.

Girl Going To Mexico To Live With Felon Father Raises Questions

OPB |Feb. 25, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.

Are Defendants Paying Too Much In Court Fees?

OPB |Feb. 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Defendants found guilty in criminal cases in Clark County, Washington are paying far more in court fees than their peers around the state.

What Can Be Done To Combat Racism On Juries?

Aug. 06, 2013 12:25 p.m.

The Washington State Supreme Court says the system is not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination in the selection of juries.

Voting On Public Safety Funding

May 13, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Voters around the state will decide on tax measures May 21 that would fund jail beds, law enforcement personnel and other public safety infrastructure. 

Kip Kinkel's Defense Appeals Sentence

April 30, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The defense attorney of convicted school shooter, Kip Kinkel, is requesting a new sentencing hearing.

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