Corrections Funding


Some people are under the impression that funding for prisons is a dominant part of the state budget.

The graph below shows that funding for the department of corrections is a small percentage of the total state budget. Yet, this funding is essential to give credibility to our criminal justice system and to protect innocent people.

Spending for Measure 11 is a small fraction, about one eighth*, of total corrections spending.

Source: Oregon State Legislative Fiscal Office

* Based on figures from the Measure 94 financial impact statement.