Prison Can be a Walk in the Park

Willamette Week | November 28, 2007
Picking up wet leaves in the cold for 5 cents an hour is an opportunity to "develop appropriate work habits," according to the Oregon Department of Corrections and Portland Parks and Recreation. It's also an opportunity for Portland Parks to save $387 a day by hiring state prisoners to do work that city union officials say should be done by its full-time employees.

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