Criminally Insane in Oregon Attack Twice as Many People Than Previously Known, New Data Shows [propublica.org]

 

Editor’s Note: This updates a story published on Nov. 14 by ProPublica and the Malheur Enterprise that was based on an incomplete set of data provided by Oregon’s Psychiatric Security Review Board. The board initially provided the names of 334 people it released from 2008 to 2017. In fact, the board freed 526 people during those years. Looking at the full records, we found that the criminally insane committed new crimes and harmed others more often than we had initially calculated. An updated version of the Nov. 14 story can be read here. The original can be found here.

This article was produced in partnership with the Malheur Enterprise, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

People freed by Oregon officials after being found criminally insane are charged with new felonies more often than convicted criminals released from state prison, with family members and first responders often the targets of violence, a new analysis by the Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica shows.

[For more on this story by Jayme Fraser, go to https://www.propublica.org/art...amp;utm_medium=email]

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