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Sam Stites

Sam Stites

Sam Stites is a freelance reporter based in Portland. His emphasis is on state government and politics. A graduate of the University of Oregon, his work has appeared in news outlets throughout the state including OPB, The Oregonian, Pamplin Media, The Salem Reporter and EO Media.

Nearly half of Oregon’s inmate population included in first class action suit of its kind

By: - July 22, 2022

A federal lawsuit involving current or former Oregon inmates infected with Covid, including one who died, is moving forward with notification of nearly half of the state’s prison population of their inclusion in the class-action suit. The U.S. District Court in Eugene certified the class-action status of the suit in April. Since then, an administrator […]