Women in Prison Conference

Our Women in Prison Conference takes place each year in Portland. It presents issues of justice-involved women in Oregon, provides attendees with a deeper understanding of legal aspects of the criminal justice system, and enriches the collective knowledge base for future reforms for a more gender-responsive criminal justice system. This event has consistently sold out over the years. Our attendees are social service providers, lawyers, formerly incarcerated individuals, state and local decision-makers, and community members.

2018 conference
Breaking the Silence: MEASURE 11

The 2018 Women in Prison Conference will take place October 20 and 21. Location TBD. This year our conference will focus on women defendants and Measure 11, Oregon’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws for “person crimes.”  

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (please continue to check our website for updates)

Saturday, October 20, 2018  

8:30-8:45 AM Welcome & opening remarks  

8:45-9:30 AM Keynote speaker  

9:40-10:50 AM Update on statistics of women in CCCF & What is Measure 11?  

11:00-12:00 PM  TBD 

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch  

1:00-2:15 PM Representing defendants charged with Measure 11 crimes & plea negotiations  

2:25-3:40 PM Perspectives from the bench (trial, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court) 

4:00-5:30 PM “Hidden” examples of women convicted of Measure 11: Aid & abet theory, conspiracy theory, and DV survivor-defendants   

5:30-5:40 PM Closing remarks  

Sunday, October 21, 2018  

9:00-9:15 AM Welcome & opening remarks  

9:15-10:45 AM Girls & Measure 11   

10:55-11:30 AM Life in prison with Measure 11 convictions 

11:35-12:15 PM What will it take to repeal Measure 11? 

12:15-12:30 PM Closing remarks