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

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Primary media contact

Bobbin Singh, Executive Director
503-944-2270 | bsingh@ojrc.info


09/19/2018 Statement regarding Aaron Anthony Cantu’s Tort Claim Notice

08/27/2018 Statement in response to 16 Oregon Sheriffs backing anti-immigrant, racial profiling ballot measure

08/21/2018 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

6/6/18 Response from the OJRC to news of state and local agencies cooperating with ICE

5/16/18 Statement regarding the decision of the Oregon Supreme Court in State v. Norgren

5/10/18 Statement regarding the decision of the Oregon Supreme Court in Kinkel v. Persson

5/7/18 Unlocking Measure 57 update: News advisory

5/1/18 This is Innocence: News advisory

2/27/18 Juvenile justice joint letter to Governor Brown and legislators

2/14/18 Clackamas judges halt law designed to stop the opening of a second women's prison

2/13/18 Oregon Innocence Project statement on the denial of our client Jesse Johnson's motion for DNA testing

12/05/17 Oregon Justice Resource Center response to the Disability Rights Oregon report about conditions for juveniles confined at Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR), entitled "Don't Look Around."

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

OJRC in the news

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

6/29/18 The Lund Report: Vancouver trust gives money to Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

5/17/18 The Stranger: ICE can and will use cannabis against you

5/16/18 Portland Mercury: ICE can and will use cannabis against you

5/11/18 The Crime Report: Oregon court denies appeal for school shooter Kip Kinkel, upholds 112-year term

5/10/18 The Register-Guard: Oregon Supreme Court upholds Thurston High School shooter Kip Kinkel's 112-year prison sentence

5/10/18 The Oregonian: Thurston shooter Kip Kinkel's 112-year prison term is constitutional, high court rules

5/7/18 Willamette Week: A controversial jail in The Dalles says it will stop turning over undocumented immigrants to ICE agents

5/7/18 OPB: NORCOR jail changes immigration policy

5/1/18 Multnomah Lawyer: Crimmigration: Where immigration law and criminal law meet

4/28/18 The Oregonian: Trump attacks his own Supreme Court pick: Guest Opinion

3/23/18 Street Roots: Black Lives Matter pioneer DeRay Mckesson: "It doesn't have to be this way"

3/21/18 Vanguard: Power, Police and Privilege: DeRay Mckesson's message for Portland

3/20/18 Legaltech News: In Oregon, the cloud's low cost is helping access to justice efforts

3/19/18 KBOO: Prison Pipeline

3/14/18 Willamette Week: Black Lives Matter Founder DeRay Mckesson comes to Portland, seeking a new power on social media

3/8/18 The Oregonian: Critics say use of headless torsos in Portland courtroom is racially insensitive

3/6/18 The Skanner: DeRay Mckesson to speak OJRC fundraiser

3/2/18 OPB: Think Out Loud: Juvenile Justice

2/27/18 Vanguard: Growing up behind bars

2/14/18 The Oregonian: Clackamas County judges rule law reducing some property crime sentences unconstitutional

2/13/18 The Oregonian: Judge denies Oregon death row inmate's request for new DNA testing in murder case

2/9/18 The Oregonian: Probation most likely for Eagle Creek fire suspect next week

1/31/18 The Portland Observer: Measure 11 impacts on youth severe

1/31/18 Public News Service: Report: Mandatory minimums not useful for youth

1/30/18 KTVZ: More Ore. youth tried as adults than Texas, La.

1/30/18 Jefferson Public Radio: Oregon incarcerates youth at higher rate than most states

1/30/18 Portland Tribune: Oregon incarcerates youth as adults at high rate

1/30/18 KXL: Oregon's Measure 11 and youth

1/30/18 OPB: Oregon incarcerates youth at higher rate than most states

1/30/18 The Oregonian: New report calls Measure 11 sentences for juveniles 'harsh and costly'

1/30/18 East Oregonian: Oregon incarcerates youth as adults at high rate

1/24/18 Portland Mercury: The 10 best ways to make a difference in Portland this week: January 24-30

12/26/17 Truthout: Lifting up community voices to tackle injustice

12/21/17 Portland Tribune: Multnomah analyst's firing clouds future of disparities tool

12/7/17 East Oregonian: Wasco County calls for investigation into NORCOR