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Prison News | Oregon

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Oregon. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

  • Inmates move, install furniture
    Oregon State University; Corvallis, OR - news By Oregon Corrections Enterprises provides job experience for state inmates Workers from the Oregon Corrections Enterprises program are working to move and install furniture into Weatherford Hall ......[more]

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

Gangs in Prison

Health & Medical Treatment

No recent news for Oregon in this category.

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

Prison Conditions & Corruption

Prison Life & Culture

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

  • Only person arrested in Oregon District massacre to remain jailed
    For a second time, a federal court has denied a release bid for the only person to be jailed so far in the investigation of the August Oregon District mass shooting....[more]

  • NE Ore. prison on lockdown after inmate fight
    UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Corrections Department spokeswoman says a northeast Oregon prison is on lockdown after a fight involving two dozen inmates broke out Wednesday in a housing unit....[more]

  • Suspect identified in Oregon inmate's death
    Joseph Akins, a 45-year-old convicted murderer, was found dead Saturday at the Salem prison. Cellmate Craig Bjork was immediately placed in a segregation unit at the prison, but he was not publicly named as the suspect until Wednesday....[more]

  • Man who escaped from jail in trash can gets time added to sentence
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An inmate who spent more than a month on the run after escaping from a Roseburg jail in a trash bin will now spend almost a decade in state prison....[more]

Suicides in Prison

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

No recent news for Oregon in this category.



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