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12 Angry Jurors: Where theater meets social justice

We're honored to be selected by Voice for Voiceless as the beneficiaries of their upcoming production 12 Angry Jurors! 12 Angry Jurors March 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. First Congregational UCC in Downtown Portland Tempers fly high as a jury deliberates the murder trial of a 19-year-old defendant. The accused appears destined for capital punishment [...]

Announcing our 2017 legislative agenda!

Are you ready to get to work? Because we have a big bill in Salem this legislative session, and we really need your help! The 2017 Safety and Justice omnibus aims to: Realign drug and property crime laws. Oregon data shows no proven link between excessive drug and property crime prison sentences and crime reduction. [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]