Tagged: Prison

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.

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.

Clemency Offers Little Relief For Washington's Prison System

OPB |July 29, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: As the prison population continues to grow, and older inmates put stress on the system, clemency is a narrow avenue for relief.

Oregon State Agencies To Share Data On At-Risk Kids

OPB |July 08, 2014 12:45 p.m.

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.

Going To College Inside Prison

OPB |June 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.

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.

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.

Katherine Ann Power's Path To Peace

OPB |Nov. 01, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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.

News Roundtable: May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

March 26, 2013 12:35 p.m.

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

Recommending Criminal Justice Changes

Dec. 18, 2012 12:06 p.m.

We'll talk with two members of Oregon's Commission on Public Safety about their new recommendations for the state's corrections system.

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?

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.

Kitzhaber Stops Executions

Nov. 23, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Governor John Kitzhaber has put Gary Haugen's scheduled execution on hold and called for a reevaluation of capital punishment in Oregon. What's your reaction?

Commission On Public Safety

Nov. 22, 2011 9:06 a.m.

We'll get an update on Governor Kitzhaber's Commission on Public Safety, which is looking at ways to save money in the criminal justice system.

Legally Competent

July 05, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Is condemned murderer Gary Haugen competent enough to be executed?

Harun Mustafa

May 17, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Harun Mustafa wrote music while serving time in prison. What's next for this cellist now that he's been released?

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