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Oregonian: In the crosshairs of conscience: John Kitzhaber's death penalty reckoning

To cope with his dread, John Kitzhaber opened his leather-bound journal and began to write. It was a little past 9 on the morning of Nov. 22, 2011. Gary Haugen had dropped his appeals. A Marion County judge had signed the murderer's death warrant, leaving Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, to decide Haugen's fate. The 49-year-old would soon die by lethal injection if the governor didn't intervene.  Read More  

March 2018 Update Newsletter

Volume XV, No. 3 - March 2017

In this issue...

WHY DOES THE DEATH PENALTY COST SO MUCH?

Oregon taxpayers spend over $29 million annually to support the death penalty

THE DEATH PENALTY IS BUILT ON MYTHS

The myth of closure, the myth of colorblind justice, the myth of infallibility.

OADP ATTENDS REPUBLICAN DORCHESTER CONFERENCE

Creating Death Penalty conversations with people who may be conflicted on the issues.

OADP ADVISORY COUNCIL GROWS

Meet new council members Conner Boyd, Trevor Walraven and Jon DeBillis.

Not in Our Name

Not in Our Name

Telling a story can be a powerful means of expressing a point of view, evoking emotions, or explaining a difficult situation. In a new publication from OADP, nine Oregonians have shared their painful stories and opened their hearts in Not in Our Name, a composite of stories shared by murder victim family members.

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Portland Tribune: Kitzhaber: Repeal of death penalty is only one step

Monday, August 28, 2017 Former governor urges greater spending on alternatives to alleviate poverty and prevent crime; group launches 'million conversations'
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber is the most prominent voice against Oregon's death penalty, but he says repeal is a step toward a greater goal.

The Conversation

Three former Oregon State officials discuss their roles in the execution of two inmates, and share their feelings about the execution process and the use of the death penalty.

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