Oregon Sheriffs Criticize State Corrections Funding
Sheriffs across the state of Oregon have a question for the legislature: where's the rest of the money?
The budget for the state Department of Corrections includes funding for the counties to hold and/or supervise criminal offenders within their borders. This year the DOC budget closed with less money than the sheriffs expected, and less than they say it takes to properly supervise all those people.
The Oregon Sheriffs Association and its members are raising a ruckus, disputing the state's position that fewer people are now supervised, so less money is needed. Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler and Community Justice Director Eric Guyer join us to lay out their position.