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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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A jail in The Dalles, Oregon, that houses detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has suggested local sheriffs keep their "numbers low" in the jail to make room for immigrant detainees.
A judge will hear a case in January that could dramatically define — and clarify — Oregon's statewide sanctuary law for the first meaningful time in the law's 31-year history.
A Multnomah County judge ordered Greg Porter, the man charged with three counts of attempted murder stemming from a May hit-and-run, be sent to the Oregon State Hospital for an evaluation.
Oregon sued the Trump administration Friday over a requirement the state work with immigration authorities if it wants to receive more than $4 million in federal grants.
The attorneys general from Oregon and Washington have joined 16 of their Democratic colleagues in calling for Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself.
Oregon is the last state in the U.S. with a non-unanimous jury law on the books after Louisiana overturned what's seen as the last Jim Crow law in the state. Oregon will try to do away with its law.
Oregonians are rejecting Measure 105 in unofficial returns, upholding the state’s sanctuary law and continuing broad limits on how much local police can cooperate with federal immigration agents.
The lawsuit says detainees of the Sikh religion weren't allowed to practice their faith and charges the federal government with violating the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Oregon has cleared its backlog of more than 5,000 rape kits, state police announced Wednesday.
Robert James Acremant was found dead in his cell. In 1997, he was convicted of aggravated murder by a Jackson County jury for killing a lesbian couple in Medford.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General is investigating several elite FBI agents who responded to the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Defense attorneys for Jeremy Christian argued in court Wednesday that the death penalty shouldn't be a sentencing option during a trial set for June 2019.
The city of Portland says the man who entered a homeless shelter with a knife in April is to blame for his own death, according to a filing in federal court Monday.
Lawyers for Jeremy Christian want to limit how much jurors can see and hear during his trial in the 2017 TriMet attacks.
The man accused of stabbing three men, killing two of them on board a MAX train in Portland, Oregon, is set to appear in a Multnomah County courtroom on Monday morning.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has all but abandoned its use of federal prisons to house detainees.
The Oregon Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments Thursday in Salem involving the case of an African-American man who was convicted by a non-unanimous jury in 2016.
The Portland Police Bureau on Tuesday sought to clarify an Aug. 4 incident that involved officers discovering a group with a "cache" of firearms on top of a parking garage downtown during a protest.