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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Do you want to know why Oregon’s economy sucks? Because Oregon spends more on her PRISONS than on her UNIVERSITIES! Gee, I wonder why our unemployment rate is the 2nd highest in the country—a real mystery, quite the head-scratcher. Maybe I should become a criminal, that appears to be the only way that Oregon will take an interest and invest in a person.
You could give full scholarships to five students for what it costs to incarcerate one person. And then those five graduates will go on to pay higher taxes, vote more often, volunteer more, and all in all do the things we like responsible citizens to do. But instead, we incarcerate people…and what do they do? Most likely, end up back in jail.
Oregon—which do you think is the wisest investment??
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