This morning, news broke that Oregon is considering releasing some inmates early from prison because of the Coronavirus.
There will undoubtedly be very strong opinions on both sides, but this discussion reminds me when I sat down with Steve Doell, the current President of Crime Victims United, a victim advocacy group here in Oregon.
He talked to me about his journey to becoming an advocate for crime victims and last year’s decision from the state legislature to roll back the death penalty in Oregon.
Whatever the Governor decides to do, my hope is that the perspective of victims are considered.
Read more about the situation here: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/04/gov-kate-brown-considering-early-release-of-oregon-prisoners-amid-coronavirus-spread.html
Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/zBjIBSjLNmk
Listen to the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/oregon-crossroads3/episodes/Ep–11—The-Death-Penalty-with-Steve-Doell-ecib20