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  • Recidivating Patterns of Individuals Commuted in 2020 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, March, 2022“18 percent (48 individuals) were arrested within one year of their commutation, 8 percent (20 individuals) were convicted of a new misdemeanor or felony crime, and 2 percent (6 individuals) were reincarcerated.”
  • Reforming solitary confinement: the development, implementation, and processes of a restrictive housing step down reentry program in Oregon Ryan M. Labrecque, Jennifer J. Tostlebe, Bert Useem and David C. Pyrooz, August, 2021“We focus on the task set forth by the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) to create a new unit that is committed to rehabilitative programming, increased socialization opportunities, and blunting some of the harsher conditions of restrictive housing.”
  • Grave Consequences: How the Criminalization of Disability Leads to Deaths in Jail Disability Rights Oregon, February, 2021“DRO's investigation found the following jail conditions put individuals with disabilities at risk of deadly harm.”
  • Criminal justice reform at the ballot box: Even County Auditors are worth your attention Prison Policy Initiative, October, 2018“In some counties - like Multnomah County, Oregon - auditors are joining the movement to hold jails accountable.”
  • "Don't Look Around": A Window into Inhumane Conditions for Youth at NORCOR Disability Rights Oregon, December, 2017“A lack of oversight and accountability has allowed Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) to neglect the basic mental health and social development needs of kids in custody.”
  • Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts (2015-2017) Campaign for Youth Justice, October, 2017(Between 2015 & 2017, nine states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to limit or remove youth from adult facilities. In Oregon and New York, lawmakers passed bills in 2017 to categorically ban incarcerating youth with adults in the coming year.)
  • Evading regulation, some in-state phone calls from jails cost over $1.50 a minute Prison Policy Initiative, January, 2017“These pricing schemes have resulted in 15 minute calls that would cost $24.95 from the Arkansas County Jail via Securus and $17.77 from the Douglas County jail in Oregon via Global Tel*Link.”
  • Common Ground: How all of Oregon Contributes to Criminal Justice Reform Vera Institute of Justice, November, 2016“This brief describes how the state of Oregon worked together with its local community and government partners to address its growing prison population.”
  • It Take a Village: Diversion for Police and Families Vera Institute of Justice, June, 2016“This brief explores the creative, collaborative, and community-focused work being done in Nevada, Connecticut, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, and Oregon to find productive responses to youth “acting out.””
  • Roadblocks to Reform: District Attorneys, Elections, and the Criminal Justice System Status Quo ACLU of Oregon, April, 2016“DAs are arguably the most powerful people in the criminal justice system, but voters don’t seem to know who DAs are or all that they do[.]”
  • Behind the Eleventh Door: Solitary Confinement of Individuals with Mental Illness in Oregon's State Penitentiary Behavioral Health Unit Disability Rights Oregon, May, 2015(This report looks at case studies from the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) of the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) to determine the detrimental effects on mentally ill patients in solitary confinement.)
  • Effect of Pretrial Detention in Oregon Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, 2015“After controlling for several factors (e.g., criminal history), our analyses reveal that detained defendants were more than twice as likely to be incarcerated as part of their sentence compared to those who were released prior to their disposition..”
  • Oregon Corrections Population Forecast State of Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, October, 2014“The number of inmates housed in Oregon's prisons, currently 14,598, is expected to grow to 15,074 inmates by September 2024.”
  • Treatment of the Highest-risk Offenders Can Avoid Costs Oregon Secretary of State, August, 2013Oregon taxpayers and victims could have avoided about $21.6 million in costs if substance abuse treatment had been provided to all of the highest-risk offenders.”
  • Report to the Governor - 2012 Oregon Commission on Public Safety, December, 2012Oregon's imprisonment rate has grown at over three times the rate of the national average in the last decade. During that same period, prison admissions have grown to include increasing percentages of nonviolent offenders.”
  • States Report Reductions in Recidivism Council of State Governments Justice Center, September, 2012“This brief highlights significant statewide recidivism reductions achieved in Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont.”
  • Oregon Corrections Population Forecast (updated regularly) State of Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, October, 2011“The number of inmates housed in Oregon's prisons, currently about 14,000, is expected grow to 16,000 inmates by the end of the decade, with much of that growth occurring over the next four years.”
  • Correctional Spending Trends Budget Information Report Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office, September, 2011“The Department of Correction's budget is one of the largest commitments of resources in the state budget representing roughly 9.1% of the combined General Fund and Lottery Funds in the 2011-13 legislatively adopted budget.”
  • Misguided Measures The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon's Youth Partnership for Safety and Justice, July, 2011“Over the three-year period from 2006 to 2008, data from the 36 Oregon counties show no discernible pattern between the number of young people charged with a Measure 11 offense and the juvenile crime rate.”
  • Access Denied in Oregon Partnership for Safety and Justice, November, 2006“The astronomical growth of incarceration in the U.S. over the past 25 years has created a wide range of social challenges, not least of which is how to respond to formerly incarcerated people upon their re-entry into the community.”
  • Oregon's Measure 11 Sentencing Reform: Implementation and System Impact RAND Corporation, January, 2005
  • Crime Trends and Incarceration Rates in Oregon Justice Strategies, June, 2004
  • Reducing Disproportionate Minority Confinement: The Multnomah County Oregon Success Story and its Implications Justice Policy Institute, January, 2002

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