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OAR’s Executive Director Derwin Overton Advocates for Affordable Housing for Justice-Involved Individuals

Full Text: “Thank you for this opportunity to address the Board of Supervisors this evening on the issue of affordable housing and re-entry. As it was stated I am the Executive Director of Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources, also known as OAR. It is a restorative justice community nonprofit that provides services for people who have …

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OAR Executive Director Derwin Overton Discusses Surviving Solitary with Author Danielle Rudes

https://youtu.be/DPCFstXcKMI About Surviving Solitary Twenty to forty percent of the US prison population will spend time in restricted housing units—or solitary confinement. These separate units within prisons have enhanced security measures, and thousands of staff control and monitor the residents. Though commonly assumed to be punishment for only the most dangerous behaviors, in reality, these …

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