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Locking Up Our Own : Epilogue

Professor Drabinski started off today’s discussion with his thoughts on the epilogue and the message of the book as a whole. The anecdotes of Foreman are one of the strengths of the book. 1,401 more words

The biased scholarship behind calls to decriminalize prostitution

In the Lancet’s 2014 Series on HIV and sex workers, editors Pamela Das and Richard Horton (2014) attempt to shut down the debate over whether prostitution should be normalized or abolished by asserting that, for reducing the risk of HIV transmission among people who sell sex, “there is no alternative” to the complete decriminalization of prostitution. 1,605 more words

Human Rights

A Slow March Forward

According to a recent U.N. report, there is a global trend towards decriminalization of same-sex relations. Twenty-five countries in the last twenty years have repealed laws banning consensual gay sex. 115 more words

Equality: Free To Be You, Free To Be Me.

Abortion, Choice, Love & Mercy

What I am about to discuss is definitely going to be controversial. I can only ask that before you consider attacking me or my opinion, that you remember just that. 3,480 more words

Social Issue

Decriminalizing hard drugs a polarizing issue

Local law enforcement concerned decriminalization of hard drugs ineffective.

It is no longer a felony in Oregon to be in possession of small amounts of hard drugs — the first time around. 44 more words

House Bills

Editorial: New law triggers drop in inmate numbers

A law approved by this year’s Legislature appears to have made some immediate progress toward one of its goals, fending off for the time being the costly opening of a second women’s prison in the state. 42 more words


Forecast: Oregon Prison Populations to Decrease

Oregon’s prison population is expected to drop over the next three years, according to a report from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

Doug Harcleroad says the reason for the decrease is House Bill 3194. 18 more words

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