BAGBY HOT SPRINGS (Oregon Public Broadcasting/ Oregon Field Guide)

Link to piece on OPB.org:  Bagby Hot Springs Producer Alcohol, drugs, vandalism and other crimes plagued Bagby Hot Springs in Mt. Hood National Forest throughout the 1990s. Thanks to improved law enforcement and the work of volunteers from the Northwest Forest Conservancy, families are returning. Oregon Field Guide visits Bagby to see how the hot springs have changed and what is in store for its … Continue reading BAGBY HOT SPRINGS (Oregon Public Broadcasting/ Oregon Field Guide)

FEMALE INCARCERACTION AND SUICIDE (New York University/ News and Documentary)

http://nyunewsdoc.wordpress.com/alternatives-to-prison/female-incarceration-and-suicide/ When Cathy Smythe learned she was going back to prison for grand larceny, she took a knife and tried to slit her own throat. “I’ve talked myself out of not using [drugs] anymore, not stealing anymore, not sleeping with someone anymore,” says Smythe. “I couldn’t talk myself out of this.” She added: “I sharpened a knife—the knife I used to cut ribs with. I … Continue reading FEMALE INCARCERACTION AND SUICIDE (New York University/ News and Documentary)