Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Thursday, March 16, 2021

In Oregon, Portland’s Wapato Facility took $59 million and two years to build. But now, despite rampant crime and a severe shortage of prison space, the 525-bed jail sits unused thanks to lack of money to staff it.

Actually, if the public money’s not there, perhaps Portland can emulate Oklahoma and start importing other States’ convicts, at a profit. Maybe the contracting fees could subsidize the whole operation.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/16/2006 07:50:07 PM
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