New findings this week about Oregon’s system for the criminally insane adds urgency to the need for reform. Too many Oregonians are facing too much risk of harm. The state is freeing those found guilty except for insanity, turning then out into communities and then looking the other way as damage is done.
The latest numbers are worse than ever. The Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica, the national investigative newsroom, have spent a year digging into the state system. The focus has been the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board, charged by law with managing those . . .