Did anyone else see the story on news late last night about the brand new, local multi-million dollar jail facility that is sitting empty because money was allocated to built it, but not to staff or run it?
I think the figure for getting the place up and running (beyond the millions spent to build it) is $10 million. MultCo Commissioners interviewed had no idea where the money was going to come from but mumbled something about "finding it somewhere."
Footage covered an opening "tour" given to an unidentified group of people.
Embarrassing as hell that, stretched for space and supervisory personnel, all other institutions in Oregon are cycling people through at an "in the front door/out the back door" record rate . . . while this huge new facility sits empty. Bernie Guisto looked very unhappy.
Obviously in today's economic climate we cannot afford to incarcerate the rising numbers of citizens convicted of crimes.
Another graphic example of how we have gone "through the looking glass."