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Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer covering criminal justice and legal affairs for OPB.
Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on "Marketplace" and NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.
Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
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The Oregon Department of Corrections said an inmate at the Santiam Correctional Institution in Salem tested positive for COVID-19.
A federal judge in Portland denied efforts Wednesday that would have forced the nation's immigration courts to implement measures that further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Courts across the country have dramatically scaled back to only the most essential functions, postponing many trials and hearings in an effort to create more social distance and slow the spread of COVID-19. But immigration courts have largely remained open and at times hosted large groups, immigration advocates argue.
Umatilla County has canceled all habeas corpus hearings and trials until June. It's the latest step taken by government officials to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
Oregon is one of many states that thought they had a federal response to fall back on, thought they had more time. By the time Oregon sought additional protective equipment for health care workers, the new coronavirus was at the doorstep.
A federal judge in Washington ruled Thursday he won’t allow detainees out of immigration custody over concerns about the coronavirus.
Oregon is burning through its caches of surgical masks, gowns, face shields and gloves so fast that some hospitals and clinics have just a few days' worth of them left.
In correctional facilities, where inmates and staff often work or live in close quarters, social distancing restrictions could be near impossible to enforce.
As COVID-19 spreads, law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Washington are preparing, and in some cases even changing, how they'll respond to calls for service.
Bills fail during legislative session that could have eased pressure on Oregon's mental health care systems.
“We are left with little choice,” Gov. Kate Brown said of the decision to close all public K-12 schools through the end of March. Plus: Nike says its World Headquarters in Beaverton will remain open; Port of Astoria cancels all oceangoing cruise ship visits.
Local and state leaders held a news conference Thursday morning to outline the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. As of Thursday afternoon, the total number of confirmed cases in Oregon is 24.
A bill that would've boosted Oregon's public defenders died as a result of the derailed legislative session in Salem.
The Oregon State Police, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the city of Hillsboro said they won't comply with a new strategy from federal immigration officials.
The U.S. Department of Justice is rolling out its long-awaited plan to collect the DNA from what could be hundreds of thousands of detained immigrants, including asylum seekers.
West Linn city leaders and police met Tuesday with the black man targeted by a rogue and racist surveillance operation and arrest led by West Linn officers in 2017.
This year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has turned to a new tactic – subpoenas – to get information from sheriffs and police in so-called sanctuary cities and states.
Under the new rules, clinics that receive federal money will be barred from referring patients to an abortion provider.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued five additional requests to Oregon sheriffs and police agencies for information on people ICE wants to deport.