Our major areas of work are:

  • Mass incarceration

  • Actual innocence and wrongful convictions

  • Justice-involved women

  • Youth justice and fair sentencing of youth

  • The intersection of criminal law and immigration law known as "crimmigration"

  • Re-entry and the collateral consequences of convictions

  • The death penalty

  • Civil rights of people intersecting with the criminal justice system and law enforcement

  • Training law students

 

Primary media contact

Bobbin Singh, Executive Director
503.944.2270 | bsingh@ojrc.info

 

Press Releases, STATEMENTS AND LETTERS

8/17/19  THE OREGON JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTER FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST JOE BIGGS AND TARA LAROSA AND SEEKS INJUNCTION TO STOP THEM FROM CONVENING, RALLYING, AND ENGAGING IN THE “END DOMESTIC TERRORISM” RALLY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

6/25/19 Testimony of Juan Chavez on proposed changes to the Oregon Department of Corrections grievance rules

6/21/19 Statement about the Oregon Department of Justice’s intent to seek cert. at the U.S. Supreme Court in White v. Premo

6/17/19 Statement on the passage of HB 2631

5/7/19 More defendants named in Cider Riot lawsuit against Patriot Prayer

5/3/19 Statement regarding the filing of a complaint against Patriot Prayer

4/16/19 Statement from the OJRC on the passing of the youth sentencing reform bills by the Oregon Senate

3/13/19 Statement from the OJRC on California governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to introduce a moratorium on executions and the implications for Oregon leaders

2/27/19 Survey reveals high levels of past experience of abuse and trauma among Oregon’s women in prison

2/14/19 Statement from CAIR Oregon, the Oregon Justice Resource Center and Western States Center regarding reports of texts between Portland Police officer Lt. Jeff Niiya and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson

2/7/19 Portland civil rights organizations welcome signing of City Council resolution against white supremacy

11/14/18 Joint statement from the ACLU of Oregon, CAIR Oregon, the OJRC and the Western States Center on the defeat of the proposed protest ordinance.

9/19/18 Statement regarding Aaron Anthony Cantu’s Tort Claim Notice

9/10/18 Oregon Innocence Project announces its first exoneration

8/27/18 Statement in response to 16 Oregon Sheriffs backing anti-immigrant, racial profiling ballot measure

8/21/18 Statement in response to Nationwide Prison Strike

7/17/18 Statement in response to comments by the Portland Police Association about houselessness in Portland and the City's response to it

7/11/18 Statement in response to a review of conditions for ICE detainees at NORCOR

 

OJRC in the news

8/7/19 Portland Mercury: New report calls mass incarceration a public health crisis in Oregon

8/7/19 OPB: New report asks Oregon governor to declare incarceration a public health issue

8/1/19 The Oregonian: Calling Oregon death penalty costly and immoral governor signs bill limiting its use

6/24/19 The Oregonian: Opinion: AG Rosenblum should act consistently with her statements and beliefs

6/21/19 The Oregonian: State seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of ruling that overturned 67-year sentences for 15-year-old brothers who killed elderly couple

6/21/19 Statesman Journal: Salem twins’ ‘life’ sentences in limbo, could go to U.S. Supreme Court

6/19/19 OPB: New bill would provide civil legal attorneys to Oregon women’s prison

6/5/19 The Oregonian: Man acquitted of disorderly conduct from June 4, 2017 protest now suing city, Portland and state police

6/5/19 OPB: Counter-protester suing City of Portland, police for claims of false arrest

5/24/19 The Oregonian: ‘Historic’ bill that changes Oregon’s juvenile justice system heads to governor’s desk

5/13/19 Portland Tribune: Cider Riot, Patriot Prayer prepare for $1 million lawsuit

5/10/19 Portland Mercury: Mother of Terrell Johnson requests federal trial for son’s death by Portland cop

5/8/19 Willamette Week: Amanda Knox is still haunted by the murder charges she beat because people won’t stop talking about them

5/7/19 KGW: Cider Riot owner speaks out after brawl with Patriot Prayer members

4/26/19 Statesman Journal: Guest Opinion: Oregon should ban life without the possibility of parole sentences for children

4/23/19 KXL: Oregon Senate unanimously passes bill making DNA testing accessible

4/19/19 KOMO News: Federal judge overturns 1989 conviction in murder of Oregon corrections director

4/19/19 KPTV: Murder conviction overturned in 1989 killing of Oregon Department of Corrections director

4/19/19 OPB: Judge orders release of Frank Gable, convicted in notorious 1989 murder

3/11/19 KBOO: Prison Pipeline

3/6/19 Willamette Week: Is it legal for right-wing extremists to brawl with Antifa in the Portland streets?

3/5/19 Portland Mercury: New Oregon Senate bills could ease prison sentencing laws for minors

3/4/19 The Oregonian: Bill would effectively abolish the death penalty in Oregon

2/28/19 Portland Mercury: New report shows link between abuse, trauma and incarceration for women in Oregon

2/28/19 Statesman Journal: ‘You’re not the only one’: Former Coffee Creek inmates allege ‘widespread’ sex abuse, rape

2/27/19 OPB: Report shows majority of Oregon women in prison faced abuse prior to incarceration

2/15/19 KOIN: Wheeler: PPB texts ‘confirm people’s worst fears’

2/15/18 The Oregonian: Lieutenant removed from Rapid Response Team as Portland Police investigate his texts with Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson

2/15/19 Portland Tribune: Wheeler: Texts between police, Joey Gibson are disturbing

2/9/19 The Columbian: Portland City Council denounces white supremacists, alt-right hate groups

2/7/19 OPB: Portland City Council passes resolution denouncing white supremacist groups

2/7/19 KATU: Portland City Council passes resolution condemning hate groups

2/7/19 Portland Mercury: Portland City Council votes to reject white supremacy

2/7/19 KOIN: Portland City Council ‘rebukes’ white supremacy

1/13/19 The Register-Guard: Oregon voters may soon be asked to require unanimous verdicts

1/7/19 KTVZ: Daughter of woman who died of flu in prison shares story

1/7/19 Portland Mercury: New report shows impact of mandatory minimum sentences on Oregon women and minors

1/6/19 The Oregonian: Editorial Agenda 2019: Setting the priorities for a new year