Jail Lets Out Nearly 100 Inmates

EUGENE, Ore. — Budget cuts forced Lane County sheriff’s deputies to release nearly 100 people from the jail last week, all because of the dwindling number of jail beds.

The sheriff’s office says 24 sentenced offenders got out early between Nov. 5 through Nov. 11.

Sixty-six pretrial defendants were also released early, and the jail’s preparing for even more releases.

You may recall the U.S. Marshals stopped renting as many beds from Lane County, reducing the number of beds from 152 to 135.

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  1. Jason Marks says:

    UMM, I didn’t get the math here… maybe that is what is wrong with Lane County….

    152 minus 135 doesn’t equal100…

    SO what now?

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