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More Inmates to Be Released

EUGENE, Ore. — More Lane County inmates will walk out the jail Thursday morning because of budget cuts.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is closing 35 more beds.

The U.S. Marshals Office stopped renting as many beds, which resulted in a loss of revenue and is the reason for these new cuts. But we won’t know exactly how many inmates are getting out until 11 a.m. Thursday morning. It’s based on the jail’s capacity.

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  1. joe says:

    If there is no way of keeping criminals in jail, then there should be no need for police! Just a thought. It’s like buying gas, when no car exists to put it in. Why if we can’t keep criminals in jail are we still paying for a police force to arrest people??? Maybe lower the police force and use that money to help fund mental facilities, or drug rehab, or anything that actually helps the community emotionally and financially. This catch and release program is a complete fraud to our community and our system in general. We can no longer expect different results by doing the same thing! I for one am not fooled by such corruption. To note: I think we do need jail beds and police, but this system is broken…..

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