The Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board on Wednesday turned down a request for funding that would go toward opening a second women’s prison in the state next year.The committee accepted the recommendation of a subcommittee, which rejected the request but pledged to revisit the issue early next year. 13 more words
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Lawmakers want to try to reduce the female inmate population through alternative programs
The Oregon Emergency Board on Wednesday denied a request by state corrections officials for $3.8 million to continue laying the groundwork for opening a second women’s prison in Oregon. 15 more words
Lawmakers on a panel weighing whether to pay to open a second women’s prison amid crowding at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility rejected the idea Wednesday, signaling Oregon will focus on ongoing reform efforts over the coming months instead. 52 more words
A state plan to open a second women’s prison faced a major setback Monday when lawmakers recommended denying money for the proposal.
Extra beds double up along the walls of four large dorms at Oregon’s only women’s prison, crowding exits and making it tough for the lone correction officer in each room to spot trouble. 38 more words