Oregon prison system faces COVID challenges during wildfire evacuations September 18, 2020
Groups such as OJRC and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (OPSR) made calls to action Thursday, demanding the state and Gov. Kate Brown release more inmates to improve conditions in prisons.
“…Especially in an emergency, the state has a responsibility to care for the people it is holding in custody,” said Dr. Ann Turner of OSPR. “We must reduce the prison population immediately and take careful precautions to improve conditions and evacuation plans so that we avert additional crises.”
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