COOS CO., Or- Governor Brown’s proposed price range plan launched this week requires the closure of three state prisons. However in keeping with a county commissioner, the closure of those prisons may have a big impact on the communities.
The governor needs to shut Shutter Creek Correctional Establishment in North Bend and Warner Creek Correctional Establishment in Lakeview to assist steadiness the price range. The amenities could be closed over the course of the subsequent two years.
Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins says the choice got here as a shock and doesn’t mirror a partnership between native and state authorities she feels ought to exist.
“It feels like a slap in the face because we just spent a lot of time in July testifying against the closure, talking about all the impacts, and we thought we were heard at that time. But clearly we weren’t. At some point the governor is going to have to decide if she cares about rural economies or not,” Cribbins mentioned.
Cribbins says not solely would locals lose jobs with the amenities closure however even when they have been rehired by the state, it will possible pressure them to maneuver out of Coos County. She says her county’s correctional facility additionally provided inmate fireplace preventing crews that helped battle this summer season’s wildfires.
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