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Prisons: The main question

Written July 17th, 2013 by

Oregon puts a lot of people in prison, and this is very expensive. Legislators including Albany’s Andy Olson, who served on a special commission on sentencing, have been looking for a solution. The most obvious answer is for fewer people to become criminals. If everybody acted the way the vast majority of law-abiding citizens act, […]

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Prison terms need reform

Written December 20th, 2012 by

Oregon could do a better job managing how it sentences criminals to prison, and if it did, it would save tons of money. In a nutshell that’s the finding of the Governor’s Commission on Public Safety, one of whose members was state Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany. The commission’s report, delivered to the governor on Dec. […]


 
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