© 2023 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Oregon Puts Money Into Justice "Reinvestment"

The first decade of this century was a big one for Oregon prisons.  The state's incarceration rate increased by 50 percent over the decade. 

That is clearly not sustainable, and is a major reason why Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission runs a Justice Reinvestment program.  It hands out grants to programs all over the state designed to reduce incarceration and recidivism, or both.  Justice Commission Director Michael Schmidt visits with examples of Reinvestment programs.

Stay Connected
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.