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

11/15/17 New Immigrant Rights Project will provide statewide legal services to help keep Oregon families together

10/09/17 Women in Prison Conference "breaks the silence" on domestic violence and justice-involved women: News Advisory

10/04/17 Oregon Justice Resource Center statement on the announcement that Multnomah County will receive a two-million-dollar grant to address racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system

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

 

OJRC in the news

11/8/17 The Portland Mercury: Resistance events for the week of Nov 8-14

10/18/17 OPB: 1998 Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing

10/18/17 The Oregonian: Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing

10/13/17 In Justice Today: Why would prosecutors refuse DNA testing?

10/9/17 Death Penalty News: Oregon: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/08/17 San Francisco Chronicle: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/08/17 KATU: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/08/17 KGW: Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

10/08/17 US News & World Report: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/06/17 Statesman Journal: Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

10/04/17 The Oregonian: MacArthur Foundation awards Multnomah County $2 million grant to reduce racial disparities in jail

9/24/17 The Oregonian: Chief Outlaw and Superintendent Guerrero, welcome to Portland on behalf of my biracial boys: Guest Opinion

9/12/17 The Skanner: Public forum on MLK's "beloved community"

8/25/17 Street Roots: CAGED: Little recourse for Oregon prisoners

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

6/30/17 Street Roots: Gallery show offers glimpse into minds of Oregon inmates

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