Tag Archives: Death Penalty/Executions/Capital Punishment

The end of death row in Oregon: Beat Check podcast

Twenty seven men sit in solitary confinement on death row in the Oregon State Penitentiary. This summer those men will be moved – but they‘re not going far. On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, investigative reporter Noelle Crombie talks about her most recent stories about those inmates and the long path […]
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Herb Rothschild Jr.: Why care about the death penalty in Oregon?

Edwin Edwards, who served four terms as governor of Louisiana beginning in 1972, was a thoroughly corrupt man. Nonetheless, like most of us, he was a morally mixed bag. When he first ran for the office in 1971, he promised the ACLU of Louisiana, of which I was then president, that he wouldn’t sign any […]
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Oregon’s death row will be dismantled by summer

In a symbolic and practical move signaling the essential end to capital punishment in Oregon, the state is dismantling death row. This summer, the Oregon Department of Corrections will empty death row at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem and send the 27 condemned men who live there, some for decades, to general population or […]
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Death row at Salem, Oregon prison eliminated; inmates to other housing

Death row, the longtime home for convicted serial killers, family annihilators and murderers, will be eliminated at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem as staff moves the 27 inmates into general and special housing. Oregon Department of Corrections officials stressed the move will not alter the inmates’ sentences — only their housing assignments. Source: Death row at Salem, […]
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Oregon to close death row, reassign inmates to general population, other housing

Twenty-seven men housed on death row will be moved to general population or “special housing,” either because they are a danger to others or they themselves are vulnerable in part because of the crimes they committed, said the source, who is not authorized to speak on the agency’s behalf. The Oregon Department of Corrections is […]
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Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty In Jeremy Christian In TriMet Stabbings Case

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion that effectively takes the death penalty off the table for Jeremy Christian, the man charged with killing two people on-board a Portland MAX train in 2017. Source: Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty In Jeremy Christian In TriMet Stabbings Case . News | OPB

Prosecutors Will Not Seek the Death Penalty For Portland MAX Stabber Jeremy Christian

On Tuesday, the Multnomah County District Attorney filed a brief that would alter the charges against MAX stabber Jeremy Christian so that the alleged killer would not face the death penalty, Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported. Source: Prosecutors Will Not Seek the Death Penalty For Portland MAX Stabber Jeremy Christian – Willamette Week

Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Here’s a postscript of sorts to the uproar over Senate Bill 1013, the bill passed by the Legislature this session that dramatically narrowed the use of the death penalty in Oregon. You recall the bill: This is the one that, rather ingeniously, limited the number of crimes that can be punished in Oregon by death. […]
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Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Here’s a postscript of sorts to the uproar over Senate Bill 1013, the bill passed by the Legislature this session that dramatically narrowed the use of the death penalty in Oregon. Source: Editorial: Legislature could have fixed death penalty bill

Murder charges against suspected child killer reduced due to new law

With the reduction of aggravated murder charges against a Keizer woman accused of killing her 12-year-old son, the effects of a new law narrowing the use of Oregon’s death penalty already are being felt in Marion County. An amended indictment charging Amy Robertson, 41, with the lesser, non-capital offenses of first- and second-degree murder was filed […]
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