Oregon’s child incarceration rate is one of the worst in the country. Not only do we incarcerate far too many youth, we confine them in unlicensed and unregulated detention centers. There is no state or local agency charged with enforcing safe and humane conditions for youth in juvenile detention facilities.
This lack of oversight and accountability has allowed Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) to neglect the basic mental health and social development needs of kids in custody.
Disability Rights Oregon attorney Sarah Radcliffe, visited NORCOR and reported her findings: “Don’t Look Around: A Window into Inhumane Conditions for Youth at NORCOR.”