In 1987, drug offenders accounted for four percent of the prison population. By 1993 they reached 25 percent of the overall prison population.
In December of 1996, of the 12,669 total inmates, 24.8% are there for drug offenses.
In this 1995-97 Biennium, we will spend $ 904 Million on operating and capital costs.
Reference: Department of Corrections
Weekly prison population updates available: DOC Prison Population Report
Governor Locke's proposed 1997-99 budget included $179.4 million towards expansion of adult and juvenile prison capacity.
View the new 1999-2001 budget
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