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Former Portland Police Chief Mike Reese in 2013.

Oregon’s new Department of Corrections boss discusses the challenges the agency faces

Seven out of every 10 adults in the Oregon Department of Corrections have abused drugs or alcohol, and one out of five are classified as having severe mental health issues. People who are released from custody are 10 times more likely overdose on opioids than the general public. These are among the many challenges facing the new director of the Department of Corrections, Mike Reese, who took over the job late last year. Reese spoke to OPB's Dave Miller about his philosophy for the job.









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