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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Much of the first part of the show focused on the increase in earned time from 20% to a possible 30% in Oregon for people convicted of non-violent crimes. Washington increased earned time up to 50% in 2003 for certain people. Research done by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy shows that crime rates did not increase and the public saved money. You can read the report http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/rptfiles/08-11-1201.pdf . I think it's pretty clear that increases in earned time promote public safety and save money for the programs we should invest in that prevent crime like after school programs or reentry programs.
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