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At the Legislative Table

Here in Oregon, the legislature is a place where people from different backgrounds and interests can come to do just that: find common ground. That is what democracy is all about. People with disabilities, their families and advocates must be at every table so our voices will be heard. So what did the 2016 legislature do? Continue Reading At the Legislative Table

SB739 will end solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness in Oregon

Life in the BHU is eerily similar to what is seen across the country wherever individuals with Serious Mental Illness live in solitary confinement: men in cages pace incessantly; they pound the walls, mutter to themselves or scream; horrific levels of self-harm and mutilation are a regular occurrence. Continue Reading SB739 will end solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness in Oregon