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Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer covering criminal justice and legal affairs for OPB.
Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on "Marketplace" and NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.
Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
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A federal judge says Oregon must release Frank Gable, the man convicted in the 1989 killing of the head of the state Department of Corrections.
In a blistering public letter about unlawful jail conditions and an underfunded department, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said Wednesday he intends to resign from office at the end of 2019.
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Wednesday the state's sentencing of juveniles convicted of aggravated murder violates the U.S. Constitution.
The case stemmed from the 2017 conviction of Olan Williams, an African American man. The case stemmed from the 2017 conviction of Olan Williams, an African American man. Oregon is the last state in the country that allows juries in criminal cases to reach verdicts without all 12 jurors agreeing.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht denied a motion Monday to move Jeremy Christian's murder trial to another county, but the defense can raise the issue again.
Oregon sheriffs and lawmakers said Friday they support legislation that would require jails to provide more information about its in-custody populations.
Oregon Rep. Jennifer Williamson, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation Thursday that would require local and regional jails to better report on their inmate populations.
Despite decades of concerns, jail leaders and elected officials have failed to take all the necessary steps to protect inmates at risk of suicide, an investigation by OPB, KUOW and the Northwest News Network has found.
Incomplete data tracking hides a crisis of rising death rates in overburdened Northwest jails that have been set up to fail the inmates they are tasked with keeping safe.
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An environmental watchdog's four-year investigation into illegal logging in west-Central Africa leads a report that's critical of the role Northwest businesses have played in the global supply chain.
A Vancouver, Washington, man is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly seizing $121,940 in cash he was carrying aboard a flight at Portland International Airport in 2018.
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U.S. immigration says it’s investigating whether hardwood products made by Oregon-based Roseburg were illegally harvested from African rainforests before reaching consumers in stores like Home Depot.
Over the objections of both Washington's U.S. senators, Republican leaders have confirmed Eric D. Miller to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A Wasco County circuit judge ruled Friday an Oregon jail's contract with ICE does not violate the state's so-called sanctuary law — but some of the jail's practices do.
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a law passed by the Legislature in 2017 aimed at reducing sentences for property crimes is constitutional.
As one of his last acts in office, ousted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed off on returning grazing rights to the ranchers whose prison sentence led to a 2016 standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge.
Politicians, mental health advocates and police say that law enforcement agencies have inherited a role they’re ill-equipped to play, but too often do. How did we get here?
The man shot by Portland Police on Sunday struggled with mental health problems and was seen at the emergency room at Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland before he was killed.
Portland police identified the man who was shot by an officer Sunday as Andre Catrel Gladen, a black man from Sacramento who was blind in one eye and taking medication for bipolar disorder.