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

OJRC in the news

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

5/10/17 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

11/30/16 Gazette-Times: Editorial: Cost of theoretical punishment wasteful

11/28/16 Mail Tribune: Another View: Oregon's death penalty doesn't pencil out

11/24/16 East Oregonian: Other views: Oregon needs to have a conversation about the death penalty

11/23/16 Daily Kos: Oregon prosecutors spend millions on death penalty convictions despite moratorium

11/23/16 The Skanner: Portland news and events Nov. 23-30, 2016

11/23/16 The Portland Observer: Call to end death penalty cases

11/23/16 Catholic Sentinel: Archbishop voices support for execution moratorium; Death penalty's costs studied

11/22/16 The Portland Observer: Our broken and wasteful death penalty system

11/22/16 Death Penalty News: Study: High price for Oregon's death penalty

11/22/16 News-Review: Cost to keep death penalty merits debate in Oregon

11/20/16 Register Guard: Oregon Innocence Project requests new DNA tests

11/20/16 The Oregonian: Cost to keep death penalty merits debate in Oregon: Editorial

11/20/16 KATU: Oregon Innocence Project requests new DNA tests

11/20/16 KOIN: DNA tests sought in case of convicted Oregon killer

11/18/16 Statesman Journal: Oregon Innocence Project requests new DNA test for Salem man on death row

11/18/16 The Oregonian: Oregon Innocence Project asks for new DNA tests in Death Row murder case

11/17/16 KGW: Price is high in Oregon for death penalty, study says

11/16/16 Statesman Journal: Study: High price for Oregon's death penalty

11/16/16 OPB: Study: In Oregon, death sentence quadruples cost of case

11/16/16 The Oregonian: How much does the Oregon death penalty cost? New study examines 100s of cases

10/31/16 KBOO: Prison Pipeline: We can avoid a new women's prison in Oregon, Women in Prison, Part Two

10/24/16 KBOO: Prison Pipeline: Women in Prison, Part One

10/21/16 The Oregonian: Death row inmate with low IQ can't be executed for double murder, judge says

10/17/16 The Oregonian: Brown to maintain death penalty moratorium

10/17/16 The Oregonian: A necessary new policy on drug crimes (Opinion)

10/14/16 OPB: Think Out Loud

10/13/16 KOIN: Women's prison officer accused of sexual misconduct

10/13/16 The Oregonian: Corrections officer at Oregon women's prison accused of having sex with inmate

10/4/16 The Portland Observer: New approach on drugs


Press Releases and media advisories

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

6/23/16 Statement in response to Bend Bulletin article, "State police conducting inquiry into examiner at Portland lab"

6/22/16 New report shows Oregon has seventh highest rate of African American imprisonment in the nation

6/8/16 Statement from OJRC in response to the announcement by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office of a policy change on eligibility of juveniles charged with certain Measure 11 offenses to plead in juvenile court.

5/20/16 Statement from OJRC in response to jury decision in A.J. Scott Nelson trial

5/9/16 First US death row DNA exoneree to visit Portland May 11-12: Press Release

5/3/16 First US death row DNA exoneree to visit Portland May 11-12: News Advisory

3/10/16 Oregon Innocence Project statement in response to Bend Bulletin article, "Third OSP lab under investigation"

3/8/16 Oregon Innocence Project commends DA John Hummel for crime lab transparency

2/29/16 Our statement in response to Oregonian article, "Prison staff mixed up inmates' breast milk"

2/12/16 Our statement in response to Portland Tribune article, "Sheriff's review shows racial differences in use of force at jail"

2/11/16 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Multnomah County's criminal justice system report: Backgrounder

2/10/16 Pronounced racial and ethnic disparities in Multnomah County's criminal justice system revealed in new report: Press release

2/10/16 Pronounced racial and ethnic disparities in Multnomah County's criminal justice system revealed in new report: News advisory

10/26/15 Women in Prison Conference: News advisory

10/26/15 Women in Prison Conference "breaks the silence" on experiences of women in the criminal justice system: Press release

9/25/15 Oregon Innocence Project welcomes workgroup on OSP crime lab; calls for thorough and independent review

9/17/15 Oregon Innocence Project demands independent review of problems at OSP crime lab

9/3/15 Campaign to exonerate wrongfully convicted Oregonians strengthened by new global connection