OPB | Dec. 07, 2015
The state has asked counties to reduce the number of people they send to prison.
OPB | 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 | April 27, 2015
Inmates at Two Rivers Correctional Institution are training dogs that will soon be eligible for adoption.
OPB | March 26, 2015
THURSDAY: The Vera Institute of Justice is bringing their Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) initiative program to Oregon.
OPB | Feb. 25, 2015
TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
OPB | Dec. 26, 2014
FRIDAY: We revisit our show from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary where we learned about the College Inside program.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2014
FRIDAY: A federal judge ruled that a case brought by a prison inmate who identifies as a secular humanist can go forward.
OPB | Oct. 06, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk with U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about the start of the new term this week.
OPB | Sept. 30, 2014
TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."
OPB | 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 | Aug. 13, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Portland-based photo blogger, Pete Brook curates photography about American prisons.
OPB | July 29, 2014
TUESDAY: As the prison population continues to grow, and older inmates put stress on the system, clemency is a narrow avenue for relief.
OPB | July 08, 2014
TUESDAY: We'll learn more about a new initiative that will pool data among to identify risk factors for kids in Oregon's juvenile justice system.
OPB | June 12, 2014
THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.
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. 04, 2014
TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.
OPB | Nov. 01, 2013
FRIDAY: Katherine Ann Power was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for 14 years. She made a new life for herself in Lebanon, OR before deciding to turn herself in.
OPB | May 24, 2013
We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.