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Jails Bill Could Send Offenders Back to the Scene of the Crime


A new bill in the Oregon Senate would send offenders sentenced to two years or less back to the counties where their crimes were committed. Washington County Sheriff, Rob Gordon is concerned that not every county has the facilities or transitional programs to accommodate the inmates. Sheriff Gordon, and Benton County Sheriff Diana Simpson testified at the hearing not only about their concerns with meeting increased capacity, but about the cost burden that would become the county's if the bill passes.

 

 

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