Reports on Women's Prison: Dysfunctional, Dehumanizing, Demoralizing


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Mon, 10/30/2023 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Reports on Women's Prison: Dysfunctional, Dehumanizing, Demoralizing

CCCF Report Findings: Dysfunctional, Dehumanizing, Demoralizing

Host Karen James speaks with Sarah Bieri, Staff Attorney, and Julia Yoshimoto, Senior Advisor and Director of OJRC’s Women’s Justice Project.  They discuss 2 reports recently released about the dysfunctional and dehumanizing culture at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison. The reports, one commissioned by the Oregon Legislature, describes a system that does not adhere to gender responsive, trauma-informed, evidence-based practices but often operates with punitive, paramilitary and “traditional carceral” approaches. The report cites State leaders’ lack of meaningful inquiry and oversight of ODOC and their acceptance of the agency’s deceptive narratives despite evidence showing egregious ongoing problems.

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