Lane County Plans to Cut More Jail Beds

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s Sheriff says he plans to cut more jail beds.

Sheriff Tom Turner made the announcement this Wednesday morning.

He says U.S. marshals are renting fewer beds in the Lane County Jail, which means a revenue loss of about $750,000 a year.

The cuts would drop jail capacity down to 135 beds. It also means three deputy sheriffs will be laid off.


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  1. jason marks says:

    I guess crime DOES pay.

  2. Rick says:

    Don’t get sucked in, Lane County voters. That jail has WAY more administrators than it needs. The jail in Roseburg currently houses more inmates than Lane County with less than half the administrators.

    Rather than give in to their cries for monetary help, force them to cut high paying administrative jobs. Four Sergeants (foreman) and a jail commander is all that is needed. At Lane’s jail, you have at least twice the amount of sergeants and four people doing the job of jail commander.

    Get rid of the waste before giving them any more money.

    1. anthony mcclellan says:

      right and lane county is breeding criminals they corrupt in lane county

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