Education Program Returns to Jail

EUGENE, Ore. — After two years, the education program is back at the Lane County Jail. The program closed in June of 2012 because of budget cuts. But thanks to dollars from House Bill 3194, that passed just last summer, offenders have another chance at the world outside a cell. Charles Bukowski is a famous … Continue reading »

Group Donates Books to Housing Community

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local volunteers spent the day filling bookshelves at a Eugene transitional housing facility. The volunteers from Soroptimist donated $3,000 worth of new and gently used books to Sponsors. These books will be used to start a library. Sponsors houses women who were recently incarcerated and are working to transition … 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 »