Oregon’s Prison Population to Decline

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s prison population is estimated to drop by more than 500 inmates over the next two years as sentencing changes and other reforms come into place, according to the state’s October Corrections Population Forecast released by the Office of Economic Analysis.
The forecast is dramatically different from the one predicted six months ago that said there would be a rising population over the next decade, costing the state $600 million.

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