“How the hell do you diagnose him in jail, put him on meds, keep him there for five months in that ward?”
Essentially, jails such as the Lane County Jail in Eugene—which has been overbooked during the pandemic, and whose inmates already weren’t getting the proper care they needed—will begin losing funding once the law kicks in on Feb. 1st.
“This is a bloodbath”: Oregon State Penitentiary forcing inmates into “inhumane” conditions amid wildfires, pandemic
At this time, over 4,500 inmates are currently held inside OSP. The prison’s maximum capacity is 2,242 inmates.