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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:04 PM

Oregon, Washington Anticipate Higher Demand For Prison Beds


SALEM, Ore. - Corrections officials in Olympia and Salem are bracing for an expected increase in prisoners. The Washington Department of Corrections is predicting a need for 900 more beds in the next four years. And a new report issued Friday confirms an earlier forecast that Oregon will need housing for 2,000 more inmates by the end of the decade.

http://news.opb.org/article/oregon_washington_anticipate_higher_demand_for_prison_beds/

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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:06 PM

1. "The law increased prison time for certain drug and property crimes"

Yet another bill from the war on drugs.

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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:11 PM

2. Or is the prison industrial complex hungry for workers?

There was a story some time back about Oregon firing state workers and replacing them with convicts.

There were complaints about how it was being done to drag wages down, but IDK if they did any good.

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