Call to Action from the Prison Ministry Commission

Call to Action from the Prison Ministry Commission

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE PRISON MINISTRY COMMISSION

The Family Sentencing Alternative (HB 3380) passed unanimously in the Oregon House!

This bill updates the 2015 law to allow more parents including pregnant women to qualify for community supervision, treatment, and other services, and it eliminates restrictions based on some prior convictions.  Passage of this measure is key to not building an additional women’s prison.

What’s next? On Tuesday, May 16th at 8:15am, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing and will likely vote on the bill.

Through its partnership with the Partnership for Safety and Justice, the Prison Ministry Commission has lobbied for passage of this bill.  For more information, contact Deacon Tom English or the Partnership for Safety & Justice.

If you haven’t already, contact your legislators before Tuesday’s hearing to let them know that you support accountability that keeps families together!

Click here to go to the Oregon State Legislature website and find out who represents you.