Entries tagged with “Gov. Kate Brown

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Clemency

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Dec 14, 2022

Gov. Kate Brown Commutes the Sentences of Oregon’s 17 Death-Row Prisoners

Calling the death penal­ty both dys­func­tion­al and immoral,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown (pic­tured) has com­mut­ed the death sen­tences of the 17 pris­on­ers on the state’s death row. The com­mu­ta­tions, which the gov­er­nor announced on December 13, 2022, went into effect December 14 and resen­tenced the pris­on­ers to life with­out parole.

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New Voices

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Feb 21, 2023

NEW PODCAST: Former Prison Superintendent Frank Thompson on How Executions Affect Corrections Officers

In the February 2023 edi­tion of Discussions with DPIC, for­mer Oregon Superintendent of Prisons Frank Thompson speaks with DPIC Managing Director Anne Holsinger about how his expe­ri­ences as a cor­rec­tions offi­cer — as well as being a mur­der victim’s fam­i­ly mem­ber — have affect­ed his views on cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. Thompson over­saw the only two exe­cu­tions per­formed in Oregon in the past 50 years and was respon­si­ble for devel­op­ing the exe­cu­tion pro­to­col. He said the process of per­form­ing exe­cu­tions cre­at­ed an addi­tion­al group of vic­tims” among the prison staff. Seeing the stress it caused him…