Three district attorneys are speaking out against Oregon’s “one-strike-you’re-out” law and breaking ranks with a prosecutors’ lobby that has long pushed for harsh policies.
Piper French Apr 09, 2021
The reform would be a historic step for national efforts to end felony disenfranchisement. Prison is not about “the loss of citizenship,” said one incarcerated advocate.
Kira Lerner Jan 25, 2021
A ballot initiative could decriminalize low-level drug possession and fund addiction treatment.
Zachary A. Siegel Sep 01, 2020
“Multnomah County has just embraced the most progressive DA platform that this state has ever seen,” said Mike Schmidt, who credited grassroots organizers for his win.
Daniel Nichanian May 20, 2020
Michael Schmidt, who is running for DA in May in Oregon’s largest county, shares his views on criminal justice reform during and beyond the pandemic.
Daniel Nichanian Apr 02, 2020
Senate Bill 1013 is not retroactive, but Governor Kate Brown has the power to commute death sentences.
Daniel Nichanian Aug 07, 2019
Oregon is considering legislation banning the use of attack dogs on incarcerated individuals.
Vaidya Gullapalli Mar 25, 2019