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Reducing Solitary Confinement In Oregon

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: The Vera Institute of Justice is bringing their Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) initiative program to Oregon.

Is Video Visitation Sufficient For Inmates And Families?

OPB | Feb. 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Several county jails in Oregon now have video visitation alongside in-person visitation and some are exclusively using video visitation.

What Will Become Of Wapato Jail?

OPB | April 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Portland Police, film crews, and others have found creative uses for Multnomah County's Wapato Jail, but it hasn't housed any inmates since it was completed 10 years ago.

Oregon Counties Abandon Immigration Hold Policies

OPB | 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.

Curry County Hosts Public Safety Summit

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014

FRIDAY: Public officials from Oregon's economically struggling timber counties and the state capitol are gathering in Curry County to discuss funding public safety

Lane County Sees Results Of Public Safety Levy

OPB | Jan. 10, 2014

FRIDAY: In Lane County, a public safety levy passed in May means more jail beds and fewer early releases, but so far the crime rate has not gone down.

A Rocky Year At The Oregon Department Of Corrections

OPB | July 24, 2013

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

Voting On Public Safety Funding

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. 

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

OPB | March 26, 2013

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

An Update on the Lane County Jail Crisis

OPB | Aug. 01, 2012

The Lane County Jail was forced to close 96 beds in late June due to budget cuts. Now it's seeing a revolving door of inmates. 

Deaths at Clark County Jail

OPB | July 23, 2012

Four inmates have died in the Clark County Jail this year, including two suicides that took place in July.