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Spiffy new jail too expensive to open

Oh, sweet Portland, how your lovely liberalism and ‘be nice to everyone’ has bitten you in the ass yet again…sometimes I’m surprised we even put people in jail!

PORTLAND, Ore., March 16 (UPI) — A $59 million jail featuring art and flat screen TVs in Portland, Ore., has been sitting unused for more than a year as the city can’t afford to open it.

The Wapato Facility took two years to construct and can house 525 inmates at a cost of $20 million per year, which would please Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto to no end.

But the county says it doesn’t have that kind of money, and expects to be in the hole at least $32 million next year.

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