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Old 07-23-2010, 11:55 AM
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Those of you looking to move to Oregon and have experience regarding corrections/mental health etc., check the Junction City website re the planned Prison etc that is coming up in a couple years.

Not sure how the community is looking at this, but, looks like many jobs will be added and local housing may be a problem; one might have to commute from Eugene or Corvallis...but....might be worth a try for some to look into.

We are moving to the Corvallis area, but I am self employed..

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:06 PM
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I hunted a bit for evidence we were even considering such a thing and found this:
An aging population | A Section | The Register-Guard
It seems there is a plan to build such a prison/hospital for mentally ill and elderly inmantes but that is all contingent on whether the money earmarked for this project (some 350 million) will survive Kulongoski's hachet. Not sure it has or will.

In any case I have a question.....Would retrofitting the all but abandonded Fairview Hospital and Training Center be a better option or would it be simpler and less expensive to build a new facility from scratch?
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:12 PM
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I'd be surprised if we actually built it. We had a flurry of mandatory-minimum-sentencing ballot initiatives pass over the past several years, and prison expenses have become astronomical. Right now, Oregon is looking at cutting budgets, and I'm not sure even a bond issue to build this would pass right now.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:08 PM
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Liking to keep Junction City a quint small town I hope they never build either one, the prison or the hospital. The prison will bring in a lot of undesireables which we don't need. JMO
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