Right now, hundreds of people in Oregon are imprisoned by a racist non-unanimous jury law passed in 1934, following the rise of the Klu Klux Klan in the state. Accordingly, for almost 90 years, someone in Oregon could be convicted and caged even if two jurors returned a “not guilty” verdict. As per usual, Black and Brown people have borne the brunt of the consequences of this law. Though the Supreme Court ruled these juries unconstitutional last year, hundreds still remain in prison and thousands out of prison are burdened by their conviction. Join The ACLU of Oregon, We Out Here Magazine, Brown Hope, and Color Of Change to hear from people directly impacted by non-unanimous juries, learn more about the history, and what you can do to support their release and freedom.
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