Disability Rights Oregon’s Sarah Radcliffe talks about her new report about juvenile incarceration at NORCOR Kids disciplined for leaving an orange pip on the floor, falling asleep, using a tissue as a bookmark or “being needy.” Kids locked up for … Continue reading The ‘heart-wrenching’ youth detention conditions in The Dalles
This city has never before seen so many recreational vehicles parked on its streets. There is a stretch of North Lombard Street called the Strip: a line of 12 RVs parked snout to bumper on the west side of the … Continue reading Portland is Towing Caravans of RVs Off the Streets. Here’s What It’s Like Inside Those Motor Homes.
A growing portion of homeless people in Oregon’s largest county is disabled, and service agencies report anecdotally that the people they serve are older and sicker than a decade ago. A new point-in-time count of homeless people in Multnomah County, … Continue reading Multnomah County Homeless Count Reveals Nearly 3 in 4 Unhoused Report Disabilities
My latest blog post on Medium.com/@poorforaminute looks at the underground economy in the largest homeless camp in the nation: A man on dialysis, sucking ice in his tent on a 93-degree day, survives on “food stamps and God.” As he … Continue reading Tinkers, barterers, dealing & disability