Another COVID crisis for Oregon's prisons

Oregon’s state run prisons have had some of the worst workplace outbreaks during the pandemic. Now as the clock ticks toward a key deadline where prison staff must be vaccinated, a large number of workers are not. The state’s top prison official is saying those people may lose their jobs. Aquick thank you to our sponsor PacificSource Health Plans for supporting the show.  

 

On the latest episode of Beat Check, criminal justice reporter Noelle Crombie is back to discuss the latest saga occurring at correctional institutions across Oregon.

 

We talked about what correctional leaders are saying, why they are holding firm and what this stare down with unvaccinated union workers may mean for incarcerated people.

 

 


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