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Conrad Wilson


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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Walden Calls On Trump To Pardon Oregon Ranchers At Heart Of Malheur Occupation

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House on Tuesday, Rep. Greg Walden called on President Trump to pardon two Oregon ranchers convicted of arson in 2012.

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After Weeks Of Trying, Immigration Attorneys Gain Access To ICE Detainees In Oregon

After weeks of being denied entry, attorneys were finally allowed to meet with more than 120 immigration detainees who have been held at the federal prison in Sheridan for the last 27 days.

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Feds Must Allow Lawyers Access To Immigration Detainees In Oregon, Judge Rules

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ordered the federal government Monday to allow immigration attorneys access to 121 ICE detainees at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.

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Fight Over Access To ICE Detainees Goes Before Federal Judge

For weeks, immigration attorneys say, they've been turned away from the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, while trying to represent more than 120 detainees being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Oregon's Federal Public Defender Files For Release Of Immigrant Detainees

Oregon’s Federal Public Defender filed a petition Friday, seeking immediate relief for immigrants who are detained at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan.

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ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Access To ICE Detainees In Oregon

The ACLU of Oregon sued the Trump Administration, arguing that attorneys have not been able to meet with 121 immigration detainees housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Collision Of Politics And Criminal Justice

Oregon’s attorney general is joining yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration, this time over the family separation policy.

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Oregon Politicians At All Levels Call For Immigrant Families To Be Reunited

The debate over the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents has infiltrated politics at every level in Oregon.

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13 Kids Separated From Parents At Border Show Up In NW Shelters

Children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are showing up in shelters across Oregon and Washington, according to an attorney representing the minors.

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Detainees In Oregon Say They Followed Asylum Process And Were Arrested

As recently as Monday, the head of the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is not separating family that seek asylum at ports of entry.

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Oregon Has Filed 16 Lawsuits Against Trump Administration ... And Counting

The lawsuits mostly involve attempts to block Trump administration policies — including suits challenging the crackdown on sanctuary cities and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Oregon Attorney General Joins Letter Calling Trump Administration's Border Policy 'Inhumane'

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson have joined 19 other attorneys general calling on the Trump administration to end its practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Multnomah County DA Releases Grand Jury Transcripts In Elifritz Case

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office released grand jury transcripts Monday into the shooting death of John Elifritz, a man killed by police at a Portland homeless shelter in April.

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Attorney Gives New Details About Immigrants Detained At Northwest Prisons

An attorney trying to gain access to an Oregon prison housing immigrants taken from the Southwest border gave new details about their incarceration Friday.

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Parents Separated From Children At Southwest Border Headed To Pacific Northwest Prisons

Some of the parents separated from their children while seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border will end up in federal prisons in Oregon and Washington. 

Oregon Failed To Tell Parents This Portland Day Care Was Considered A Danger To Children

State regulators suspected trouble at a fancy home day care in Portland and shut it down. But it took days for parents to discover that the state considered their provider a danger to their children.

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Key Committee Votes Along Party Lines To Approve Ryan Bounds For Ninth Circuit

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed the nomination of Ryan Bounds to sit as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Family Of Quanice Hayes Sues City Of Portland Over Police Shooting

The African-American teenager was shot and killed by a Portland Police officer in 2017.

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What SCOTUS' Wedding Cake Ruling Means For Northwest

While the U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 decision skirted the main legal arguments the Colorado case presented, the court's ruling could influence two similar cases in the Northwest.

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PSU Hit-And-Run Suspect Says He Didn't Know Victims

In court records released Tuesday, Porter told investigators he didn't know the victims and smokes cannabis daily for pain.