Oregon Supreme Court Hears Haugen Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has said no one will be executed while he’s in office, but twice convicted murderer Gary Haugen says he wants to die. So Oregon Supreme Court justices gathered at the University of Oregon’s School of Law to discuss whether Haugen has that power. This case was heard as part of … Continue reading »

Prisons, Compassion and Peace Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A city wide project happening this month is bringing opportunities to meet the woman who’s inspired national dialogue on the death penalty. The Prisons, Compassion and Peace Project offers many events including lectures, readings and workshops.  A key player in this project is author and activist Sr. Helen Prejean, who’s her real-life … Continue reading »

Haugen vs. Kitzhaber to be Heard at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon, death row inmate will get the chance to plead his case in front of the Oregon Supreme Court Thursday. Gary Haugen, a twice-convicted murderer, was granted a reprieve from Governor John Kitzhaber; but Haugen says he does not want it. The arguments in the case of Haugen v. Kitzhaber will … Continue reading »

Art Exhibit Focuses on Death Penalty

EUGENE, Ore. — A new art exhibit takes a close look at the death penalty by examining the last meals of death row inmates. It’s called “The Last Supper,” and it’s a collection of paintings done on ceramic plates. Each picture shows an inmate’s last meal before execution. The show’s organizers hope the display will … Continue reading »