Why Doesn't Oregon Let Bounty Hunters Chase Down its Most Wanted?

Willamette Week | July 2, 2008
Since 1974, this state has banned bail bondsmen from operating inside its borders -- one of only four states in the country to do so. Critics say it's no coincidence that in Portland alone, there are thousands of wanted criminals walking the streets.

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