Oregon inmates released early mirror recidivism of those serving full sentences

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) An initial assessment of 266 inmates released early from Oregon prisons during the pandemic showed they were no more likely to commit new crimes than those who serve their full sentences. The state Criminal Justice Commission said in a recent report that recidivism rates and patterns were[Read More…]

Grand jury rules Salem officer justified in shooting, killing man after fight with police

Items police recovered from Tayler Osborne’s Yukon after obtaining a search warrant following his death. (Courtesy/Marion County District Attorney’s Office) A Salem police officer shot and killed a man in northeast Salem earlier this month after he fought with officers and deployed one of their Tasers, according to a statement[Read More…]

Federal authorities move to seize Silverton, Independence homes to break up sprawling illegal marijuana operation

Federal authorities say they found this large indoor marijuana operation in September 2021 in a home outside of Independence on Rickreall Road. (U.S. Attorney’s Office Portland) Federal authorities say a Texas man organized a sophisticated illegal trafficking operation that turned homes in Oregon into indoor marijuana plantations in places from[Read More…]