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Jul 02, 2013 06:40
Category: General News

Oregon Senate Approves Prison Pop. Capping Bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has given final legislative approval to a plan intended to cap the number of offenders housed in state prisons. The bill, which passed the Senate 19-11 yesterday, now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber who intends to sign it. The plan will loosen certain criminal sentencing laws in order to keep the state's prison population steady over the next five years.