AG Calls For Shorter Prison Sentences

(CNN) — Shorter sentences could be on the way for as many as 20,000 federal prisoners. That’s if a new proposal by the Justice Department is approved by the U.S. Sentencing Commission next month. Attorney General Eric Holder discussed the issue at an event Tuesday. The change would apply to prisoners without “significant” criminal histories, … Continue reading »

Second Chance After Serving Time

EUGENE, Ore. — Early releases from the Lane County Jail are frustrating residents. Even more upsetting is when a former inmate is re-arrested. But a local organization is working to keep those numbers down. Let go early due to budget cuts, for many released from the Lane County Jail or prison, they have no place … Continue reading »

Show Features Art by Prisoners

EUGENE, Ore. — A new art show opens Friday in Eugene featuring art from prisoners. “Visions from Within” showcases 87 art pieces by former and current prisoners in Oregon. The art is on display at the Eugene Public Library, the Eugene Airport and at DIVA. Sponsors, Inc., which provides transitional resources to newly released inmates … Continue reading »