PSU hosts interactive town hall on the future of criminal justice and public safety in Oregon
Author: Suzanne Pardington
Posted: March 12, 2013


Portland State University President Wim Wiewel and The Oregonian invite you to participate in an interactive town hall discussion of the sentencing, corrections and public safety proposals being debated by the Oregon Legislature. Some of the proposed changes would reduce sentences for certain crimes and shift money from prisons to community corrections and other sources.

The panel includes Governor's Commission on Public Safety members Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz, Rep. Chris Garrett, Rep. Andy Olson, Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote and Department of Corrections Director Colette Peters. Moderator: Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia

Audience members will be asked to respond to questions throughout the forum with interactive clickers. Results will be immediately projected on screens.


7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12


Third floor ballroom of Smith Memorial Student Union, SW Broadway and Montgomery in downtown Portland. Parking is free after 7 p.m. in Parking Structure One, third floor or above. The garage entrance is off SW Broadway between SW Harrison and SW Hall.


Open to video and audio recording. Interviews with panelists available before and after the event.


Free. Space is limited so please reserve a ticket here.


Scott Gallagher, University Communications, 503-725-8789,


Located in Portland, Oregon, PSU has about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PSU’s motto is “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” and we provide every student with opportunities to work with businesses, schools and organizations on real-world projects. Our downtown campus exhibits PSU’s commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while sustainability is incorporated into much of the curriculum.