Rural Oregon counties face bankruptcy without state help

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Razor wire circles the inmate garden Friday, March 18, 20111 at the Josephine County Jail in Grants Pass, Ore. Rural counties desperate to keep their jails open and sheriff�s patrols on the road if a federal timber-related subsidy goes away are hoping the Legislature will come to the rescue with a stopgap funding plan. But lawmakers have no idea where the money would come from, given the state�s budget crisis, and the best counties can expect may be loans instead of grants. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)