Our major areas of work are:

  • Innocence and wrongful convictions, exonerations, legal reforms to prevent wrongful convictions
  • Mass incarceration
  • Women in prison
  • Prisoner reentry and the collateral consequences of convictions
  • The death penalty
  • Training law students

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Primary media contact:
Alice Lundell, Director of Communication
Office: 503-944-2270 x211 | Direct: 503-563-3356 | Cell: 503-781-1405 | Email: alundell@ojrc.info

Press Releases and media advisories

06/26/17 New advocacy guide helps Multnomah County residents zero in on criminal justice reform: Press Release

05/30/17 Statement from the Oregon Justice Resource Center on the arraignment of Jeremy Christian

05/04/17 Statement from the Oregon Justice Resource Center in response to the Fair Punishment Project report: "The promise of sanctuary cities and the need for criminal justice reforms in an era of mass deportation."

04/27/17 San Antonio Four visit Portland to support Oregon Innocence Project: Press Release

04/27/17 San Antonio Four visit Portland to support Oregon Innocence Project: News Advisory

04/11/17 Oregon Innocence Project statement on the National Commission on Forensic Science

03/1/17 Oregon Justice Resource Center response to new report on conditions for people with mental illness in the Multnomah County Detention Center

02/23/17 Five steps our leaders should take to protect immigrant Oregonians: Press release

02/23/17 Addressing ICE enforcement in Oregon

12/23/16 Oregon Supreme Court orders review in case of Oregon woman serving life sentence for aggravated murder: Press release

12/20/16 Oregon Justice Resource Center statement on the Fair Punishment Project's report: "Oregon's death penalty disproportionately used against persons with significant mental impairments"

12/7/16 Letter from OJRC, ACLU of Oregon, Partnership for Safety and Justice and Lucy Flores to Oregon Public Broadcasting

12/2/16 Statement from Oregon Justice Resource Center on the Governor's budget proposal to fund women's prison expansion

11/18/16 Oregon Justice Resource Center calls on Governor to commute death sentences: Press release

11/18/16 Oregon Governor's Power of Clemency: Legal memo

11/16/16 New academic study shows Oregon death penalty cases cost as much as a million dollars more than comparable non death penalty cases: Press release

10/20/16 Statement from Oregon Justice Resource Center on the finding by the Multnomah County Circuit Court that Michael Davis is ineligible for the death penalty

10/13/16 Statement from Oregon Justice Resource Center regarding reports that a Coffee Creek Correctional Facility officer has been charged with offenses relating to a sexual relationship with an inmate

10/4/16 Oregon's Women in Prison Conference to focus on sentencing this month: Press release

9/26/16 Statement in response to announcement by the Oregon Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police regarding a new approach to drug possession crimes

9/19/16 Confronting Death Row from both sides: Press Release

9/14/16 Six Solutions to Avoid Opening OSP Minimum: Press Release

9/14/16 An Alternative to Women's Prison Expansion in Oregon: Report

9/14/16 Women in Prison in Oregon: Report

8/16/16 Statement in response to guilty plea by Nika Larsen, OSP crime lab scientist


OJRC in the news

7/26/17 Portland Tribune: Sentencing reforms seek to reduce incarceration rate, racial profiling

7/18/17 The Portland Observer: Human beings, not numbers

7/17/17 KBOO: Organizing to end mass incarceration

7/17/17 In Justice Today: Multnomah DA quietly imposes significant policy change concerning police use-of-force investigations

7/11/17 OPB: Reduced penalties for drug possession

5/31/17 The Skanner: Portland reels after attack

5/30/17 KOIN: Accused MAX killer: "I hope everyone I stabbed died."

5/21/17 The Oregonian: Justice reforms necessary to put Portland on the path to true sanctuary

5/18/17 XRAY FM: Five Quadrants of Portland

5/12/17 KBOO: Evening News

5/11/2017 XRAY FM: Five Quadrants of Portland

5/10/17 Street Roots: Exonerated after 20 years, Anna Vasquez seeks justice

4/22/17 Daily Emerald: Oregon Innocence Project aims to correct a faulty prison system

3/30/17 The Conversation: The death penalty is getting more and more expensive. Is it worth it?

3/23/17 The Oregonian: Lawmakers consider bills to protect juveniles questioned by police

3/20/17 KBOO: Prison Pipeline: Unlocking Measure 57

03/02/17 Portland Tribune: County DA looks at power of the prosecutor to reduce racial disparities

02/24/17 Catholic Sentinel: Pastors get reminder on death penalty

2/23/17 KOIN: Sheriff Reese investigates deputies helping ICE

12/28/16 The Portland Observer: Harmful mass incarceration: A new women's prison won't solve the problem

12/27/16 Statesman Journal: Bulk of Oregon's death row inmates mentally impaired

12/27/16 The Curry Coastal Pilot: Meth: Making it a misdemeanor

12/27/16 Statesman Journal: Eight crime stories to follow in 2017

12/14/16 Statesman Journal: It's time for Oregon conservatives to end the death penalty

12/14/16 Bend Bulletin: Letter: Gov. Brown should commute all death sentences

12/12/16 Portland Tribune State corrections officials move toward opening second women's prison

12/12/16 Bend Bulletin: What should Oregon do about crowded women's prison?

12/10/16 The Oregonian: Plans for second women's prison stoking controversy

12/9/16 Willamette Week: Controversy over City Club Measure 11 panel continues after OPB refused to provide airtime

12/9/16 Blue Oregon: OPB's decision not to air Dec 2nd City Club

12/8/16 Daily Astorian: OPB skips criminal justice forum Marquis called one-sided

12/1/16 The Skanner: ACLU, OJRC fight for unanimous felony convictions