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The Oregon Department of Corrections. Photo by Chris Lehman.

The Oregon Department of Corrections. Photo by Chris Lehman.

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Oregon, Washington Anticipate Higher Demand For Prison Beds

Chris Lehman
04/02/2012

Corrections officials in Olympia and Salem are bracing for an expected increase in prisoners. The Washington Department of Corrections is predicting a need for 900 more beds in the next four years. And a new report issued Friday confirms an earlier forecast that Oregon will need housing for 2,000 more inmates by the end of the decade.

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