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Multnomah County Jail is No Place for People with Mental Illness

In March 2017 Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) released, “A Merry Go Round That Never Stops: Mental Illness in the Multnomah County Detention Center.” Staff attorney Sarah Radcliffe authored the report following an extensive investigation. The report finds that, in many … Continue reading

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In Memorium: William “Bill” Palo

“A man of enormous heart, he touched the lives of so many, he will be missed, never forgotten.” William “Bill” Palo passed away on February 26th, 2017 as a result of congestive heart failure. Born on June 10, 1944 in … Continue reading

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Welcome to City Council, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

Newly-elected Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly may have campaigned on a light-weight set of campaign promises, but she selected a strong staff to support her in office and on March 15 made a direct and stirring speech to a set … Continue reading

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New report released on conditions in Multnomah County Detention Center

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) has released a new report, “A Merry Go Round That Never Stops: Mental Illness in the Multnomah County Detention Center.” Staff attorney Sarah Radcliffe authored the report following an extensive investigation. The report finds that, in … Continue reading

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Getting Help for Marijuana Addiction

Alcohol, heroin and other drugs can have HARD consequences – jails, institutions and death. Marijuana addiction is different. Marijuana addiction has SOFT consequences – lost potential, missed opportunities, limited relationships, stunted development. Different, sometimes obscure, but no less real. But … Continue reading

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‘We’re specialized in detoxing them’

The Daily Astorian Feb 4, 2017 ST. HELENS — The basement rooms of a medical detox center may seem like a universe away from the world of Harry Potter and Harvard. The message on the bulletin board on a January … Continue reading

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What happened to Michael Tyler Jacques

Shooting Investigation For man killed by Bend police, a lifelong struggle Michael Jacques’ short, traumatic life ended during a fatal traffic stop in downtown Bend The Bend Bulletin – Jan 26, 2017 In the weeks since police killed her son, … Continue reading

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Arrest of Roger David Hardesty During Federal Status Conference – VIDEO

During a break in a public hearing on US DOJ v. City of Portland on October 25, 2016, justice activist Roger David Hardesty was tackled and arrested by security guards in the courtroom of Federal Judge Michael Simon and before … Continue reading

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