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PRESS RELEASE: Clackamas Judges Halt Law Designed to Stop the Opening of a Second Women’s Prison

February 14, 2018


Talia Gad, Partnership for Safety and Justice talia@safetyandjustice.org, 971-409-5748
Alice Lundell, Oregon Justice Resource Center alundell@ojrc.info, 503-781-1405
Sarah Armstrong, ACLU of Oregon, sarmstrong@aclu-or.org, 503-756-3147

OREGON CITY, Ore. – A special panel of three judges in Clackamas County Circuit Court today struck down Oregon’s Safety and Savings Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform law passed in 2017. In an unusual move, the special panel of judges consolidated […]

Breaking update: John Foote v. State of Oregon

Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote is trying to block The Safety and Savings Act, and we need your help.

The Safety and Savings Act was a major victory for reform in Oregon. In passing the law, we prevented the opening of a second women’s prison, increased funding for victim services, and strengthened programs that address the root causes of crime.

This was a step in the right direction for public safety in Oregon but Clackamas County DA John […]

Welcome Aron and Beezie!

We’re thrilled to welcome two new people to our team!

Aron Klein, Program Associate and Beezie Burton, Crime Survivor Program Intern

As Program Associate, Aron will be one of our most front-facing staff, and you may see him representing PSJ at community events. In the office, he’s a core member of our team, supporting both the Development and Communications Programs as well as managing the office’s day-to-day administrative needs.

Aron joined us after volunteering with […]

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