If you experience arrest or police brutality, get to a pay phone or borrow a cell phone and call this number:
jail support (503) 234-4518 call collect if necessary
Belmont Law Center (503) 234-2694 no collect calls
If you witness arrests or injuries, please call with specific information of time, location, names (or nicknames) of arrestees, names of cops, etc... Not wanting to tie up the Jail Support line we are using a separate line for reports from the street. The number for non-arrestees is 503-231-5488.
Write these numbers on your body in permanent (indelible) ink and share
If you are arrested you will likely have limited access to a telephone. If you call the jail support number, we can pass messages on to your family, housemates, employer, and/or lawyer informing them of your situation. We are not lawyers ourselves, but we work with members of the National Lawyers Guild to provide for defense and civil litigation when needed. We also have volunteer drivers to provide rides home from jail at 4:00 am.
You are not alone.
Remember that any calls made from custody may be monitored by the police.