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Oregon Prison Lets Killers Go Free

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Budget cuts may not kill, but they can lead to the release of killers.

Oregon's Lane County this month freed 92 of its prisoners, some of them accused killers, after closing an entire wing in its facility, according to Foxnews.com. The county is facing a $100 million budget deficit and, in an aim to close the gap, is leaving more than two-thirds of its jail beds empty. Other things that have fallen victim to cuts: Nearly 65 positions in the Sheriff's department, leaving up to 8 hours per day when there's no one to respond to calls for help. click here to read more

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