Our major areas of work are:

  • Innocence and wrongful convictions, exonerations, legal reforms to prevent wrongful convictions

  • Mass incarceration

  • Justice-involved women

  • The intersection between criminal law and immigration law, sometimes called "crimmigration"

  • Prisoner reentry and the collateral consequences of convictions

  • Youth justice

  • The death penalty

  • Training law students

Primary media contact

Alice Lundell, Director of Communication
503.563.3356 | alundell@ojrc.info

OJRC in the news

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

12/30/18 The Oregonian: Opinion: Gov, Brown, it’s time to commute Oregon’s death row"

12/15/18 KGW: DNA testing to exonerate convicts may change in Oregon

12/15/18 Salem Reporter: Change in Oregon’s DNA law could free wrongly convicted defendants, legislators told

12/15/18 Statesman Journal: Oregon lawmakers will weigh DNA testing for exoneration

12/12/18 KATU: Wrongfully convicted man takes story to Salem

12/10/18 The Oregonian: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler eyes ‘jail alternative’ for mental ill, drug addicted

11/13/18 Willamette Week: Civil rights advocates proposed an alternative to Portland Mayor’s protest restrictions

11/13/18 Portland Mercury: City’s “Spirit of Portland” recipient declines award over Mayor’s protest ordinance

11/13/18 KATU: ‘Like you died’: Exonerated man rails against state’s now unique non-unanimous jury system

10/19/18 Portland Tribune: Report shows reform decreased racial disparities in drug convictions

10/2/18 NPR: Oregon appeals court hears challenge to non-unanimous convictions

9/25/18 OPB: Think Out Loud

9/23/18 The Oregonian: exoneration shows need to repeal Oregon’s nonunanimous jury rule

9/21/18 The Register-Guard: DAs should work with the Oregon Innocence Project

9/20/18 BBC News: Five surprising reasons prisoners have been freed

9/19/18 Willamette Week: Protester who suffered traumatic brain injury from a flash-bang grenade intends to sue Portland Police

9/19/18 OPB: Exonerations raise questions about Oregon’s controversial jury system

9/13/18 Washington Post: A dead-dog story helped convict a man of child sex abuse. Then the black lab was found alive

9/13/18 OPB: Think Out Loud

9/11/18 CBS News: Dog Lucy the Lab overturned a sex abuse conviction

9/11/18 KOIN: Labrador saves Oregon man from sex conviction

9/11/18 BBC News: Labrador saves US man from wrongful sex abuse prison term

9/11/18 The Oregonian: New mental health alliance wants say on police reform settlement

9/10/18 The Oregonian: Discovery of dog leads to case dismissed against Oregon man convicted of sex abuse

9/10/18 The Bulletin: Charges dropped for Redmond man with 50-year prison sentence

9/10/18 KTVZ: Redmond man cleared of abuse conviction, 50-year sentence

9/10/18 Willamette Week: Central Oregon man cleared of child sex abuse charges after Oregon Innocence Project intervenes in case

9/10/18 OPB: Redmond man exonerated after being sentenced to 50 years in prison

8/28/18 The World: Sheriffs across the state call on voters to support a repeal of Oregon’s sanctuary law

8/27/18 The Oregonian: Oregon sanctuary law: 16 sheriffs urge support for repeal effort

8/22/18 Bridgeliner: “Rehabilitation is difficult, but never impossible”

8/1/18 Bridgeliner: In Oregon’s justice system, who deserves a second chance?

8/1/18 The Oregon Defense Attorney: Immigration - representing noncitizen defendants in Oregon

7/18/18 Willamette Week: US Rep. Earl Blumenauer called for the abolition of ICE. Then Republicans threatened to make him vote on it.

7/11/18 Willamette Week: An Oregon jail housing immigration detainees failed to meet 81 federal rules. Here are six.