Reducing The Need for Oregon Prisons
The state of Oregon will not be building new prisons anytime soon.
The legislature decided two years ago to put more money into programs that will prevent crimes, avoiding the creation of new prison residents.
In theory, that puts more money and emphasis into programs like Klamath County Community Corrections.
The legislature is debating just how MUCH money right now.
KCCC director Kiki Parker-Rose joins us.
She tells us that it costs $85 a day to lock a person up, but $16 a day to manage a person in parole or probation.