The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078) passed the Oregon House yesterday and Senate today.

“Oregon was on the brink of opening a second prison for women at a cost of nearly $20 million every two years,” said Andy Ko, executive director of Partnership for Safety and Justice. “We brought the Safety and Savings Act to ensure people are held appropriately accountable and to make sure they have the addiction treatment and other resources they need to care for their children, reboot their lives, and function successfully in their communities.”

Read more about the bill and its extraordinary sponsors in our press release.

It now moves to the Governor’s desk for here signature, at which point, it will become law. Hooray to all of you for your passionate and tireless support of this bill!