Meet Leon Scott. He will live most of his life in our state prisons, costing about $40,000 per year.
His charges – murder (guilty), delivery of cocaine, delivery of methamphetamine, dog fighting, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine.
Leon and the cost keeping Leon secure for many years is a tangential consequence of the chronic underfunding of addiction treatment by the Oregon state legislature.
EXTRA – Police say acquaintance shot and killed Portland man, KATU.com