Jail Costs

A Cycle of Increasing Burdens

A sheriff’s office differs from a city police department in many ways. The most important of those is that the sheriff is elected directly by the people and answers directly to the people. The sheriff is required to oversee the county and provide a wide array of services. Oregon law… Read More

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Red Wortham

Red Wortham for Sheriff

The title of this article looks strong and confident, doesn’t it? The truth is that deciding to run for the office of Sheriff in Washington County was a big decision. It means bucking an entrenched system that, one, does not like to be challenged and, two, has a huge degree… Read More

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