Infused with humor, John Oliver, from the Last Week Tonight show highlights the injustices within our prison system. The segment ends with John singing with mock Sesame Street puppets about how our "prison system is just so horribly broken".
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in full effect as of Jan. 1, hundreds of thousands of Oregonians who were previously uninsured will now have access to the care they need, including many people with criminal records.
Oregon is finishing a brand new mental health hospital - but the inmates with some of the most severe mental health problems are housed at Oregon State Penitentiary, which isn't designed for treatment. (OPB)
Necessitated by harsh economic times and encouraged by declines in crime rates, a number of states have made significant strides in reducing the number of people in prisons and jails and cutting spending while maintaining public safety.
Giving a voice to those youth who are sent to adult jails or prisons to await trial or carry out there sentences when they are not adults. Misguided Measures represents the impact that Measure 11 has on Oregon's Youth.
Year after year, the percentage of prisoners battling psychiatric demons has edged up. Now, seven in 10 of the state's 14,000 inmates need some type of mental health care in a system never designed to provide it. (The Oregonian)