A local painter depicts locations of violence in America. The prison population may be going down because of a new law. A hunter in Bend says gun owners need to advocate for gun control. And a Portlander is headed to the World Senior Games for softball.
Members of an official Oregon State Penitentiary-sanctioned Asian Pacific Family Club will work on building what would be the first solar-powered healing garden inside a U.S. prison.
We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 8, 2017 noon
Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.
In Washington state, the Department of Corrections says 14 inmates are still serving life without parole for crimes committed while they were juveniles.
Court records show Oregon still has five men serving true-life sentences for crimes committed as minors.
Marc Trice spent 21 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 15. We ask him about life on the outside and the sister of his victim tells us about what his release has been like for her.
Two inmates who escaped from a minimum security work camp near Olympia were captured Sunday afternoon in Capitol State Forest.
A Washington state prison inmate was accidentally held 3 1/2 years beyond his release date. The error was discovered last month.
Washington state has a new secretary of Corrections. Stephen Sinclair has been with the department for 28 years. Most recently he was in charge of the...
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | April 14, 2017 noon
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.
Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler calls for more beds and better services for inmates at Clark County Jail.
The fight happened Sunday night in a recreation area at the Salem prison that houses more than 2,000 men.
local | Agriculture | Food
'The Four Top': Restaurateurs Under Trump | Whence The Midsize American Farm? | Institutional EatingOPB | April 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.
Are restaurateurs pro- or anti-Trump? Where did midsize American farms go? And is there anything worse than hospital food? Oh .... right ... prison food.
Pierce, Cowlitz, Clark and Kitsap are among the counties facing lawsuits that allege inmates received poor or questionable medical care while being held at the jails.
A study on private prisons, a look at farmland in Clark County, an attempt to understand how the federal government will respond to sanctuary states and a preview of the new Japanese garden.
Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care.
Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would officially limit solitary confinement in Oregon Youth Authority facilities.
local | News | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 19, 2017 noon | Portland
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.