Oregon Projects Population Growth in 2012

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s 14,000-inmate prison population will enter a period of significant growth beginning 2012 before leveling off by the end of the decade, according to official projections.

The number of inmates housed under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Department of Corrections is projected to fluctuate around its current level of approximately 14,000 inmates during the next two years, according to the bi-annual report on prison population trends issued by the state’s Office of Economic Analysis.

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GSA Design Awards: Oregon Courthouse Scores Multiple Honors

WASHINGTON — Oregon’s Wayne Lyman Morse U.S. Courthouse and the San Francisco federal building scooped the top architecture honors in the 2008 General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program.

The GSA’s 2008 biennial design awards, released in March, recognize 18 federal projects with awards and citations for design, art and construction excellence. The Morse courthouse in Eugene, Ore., and San Francisco’s federal building, both designed by Morphosis Architecture, received the architectural honor awards.

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New Horizons: A View From the Ridge

After more than 10 years of planning and pauses, Department of Corrections officials unveiled the $190 million Deer Ridge Correctional Institution as the template for the future of corrections in Oregon — a future shaped by growing pressures and shifting challenges, but one defined by the promise of new horizons in programming, sustainabilit

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