We advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and just for people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both.

The 2017 Safety and Savings Act is HB 3078 and SB 894!

Our omnibus has a name and bill numbers: The Safety and Savings Act is HB 3078 and SB 894!

We’ll continue to keep you posted about milestones like hearings and votes, but if you’re a policy superfan, we encourage you to visit the bill’s webpages on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) website.

Track HB 3078 on OLIS or SB 894 on OLIS, […]

PSJ Is In The Give!Guide!

PSJ is part of the Willamette Week Give!Guide for the third year in a row! This means that you can get FREE tasty and fun prizes just for donating $10 or more to PSJ.

End the disastrous drug war and focus on healing

Executive director Andy Ko writes in this week’s Street Roots about how Oregon can upright state policy away from the disastrous war on drugs. “There is light at the end of the seemingly endless tunnel created by the war on drugs…. [Some] Oregon sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys are part of a national movement that has its epicenter here in […]

Prison push only aggravating women’s public health crises

Communications Director Talia Gad’s Street Roots column about the public health crisis embedded in women’s over-incarceration.

“Trauma is complicated, and survival strategies are even more so. But at the same time, we can’t know that ‘almost every single woman in prison has been assaulted’ and think that the solution to an overcrowded prison is another prison.”

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Oregon Was About To Open A Second Women’s Prison Because Of 25 Inmates

Oregon’s population of female prisoners keeps growing, and the state’s running out of space to put them.

Oregon’s population of female prisoners keeps growing, and the state’s running out of space to put them. The Department of Corrections was poised to ask the Legislature’s Emergency Board to allocate an additional $5.2M to reopen the Oregon State Penitentiary Minimum facility for women. That […]

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