An aging population of inmates is costing Oregon a bundle.
Oregon prisons are looking more and more like assisted living centers.
because Oregon houses the highest percentage of elderly inmates in the
nation, according to a 2014 report by the
No politician wants to be viewed as soft on crime. But Gov. Ted Kulongoski, in an exit interview with us earlier this month, made the impolitic observation in the video clip below that this state has gone too far in prison building. He also talked about his next career and how he would like to work on corrections issues. (Hint-turn up the volume.) Our Q & A with Kulongoski will be in the ...
Chauncey Peltier, 43-year-old son of imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, stopped by WW's offices Monday to sign a letter to the parole board that's considering his father's parole from the U.S. Penitenitary in Lewisburg, Pa. next week. The letter invites his father to live in the Portland area, pending the outcome of his July 28 hearing. “I used to be nervous [about getting ...