Category Archives: Dept. of Corrections (DOC)

Jury finds in favor of former Oregon prison doctor, who was accused of sexually abusing 3 inmates

A federal jury on Friday found in favor of a former doctor at the state women’s prison who had been accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing three inmates during exams in 2016. The jurors returned the verdict after about two hours of deliberation following three days of testimony in a trial before U.S. […]
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Oregon prisons ban dozens of technology and programming books over security concerns

Introductory books on Windows 10, blockchain technology and iOS development are among more than 1,600 titles inmates can’t receive in the mail. Oregon’s Department of Corrections has banned dozens of introductory technology and coding books from state prisons over security concerns. Source: Oregon prisons ban dozens of technology and programming books over security concerns | […]
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Inmates help former state penitentiary officer in hour of need

Some accused Randy Geer of having a chocolate heart — someone who melts and is easily sweet-talked by inmates — not a compliment in the world of corrections. He admits he showed more compassion than perhaps prudent during his 30-year career with the Oregon Department of Corrections, the first 15 years at the state penitentiary in Salem. Source: Inmates […]
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Francke brothers want Gable freed

Investigative documents obtained by the Portland Tribune support the murder confession of another man that the jury never saw. The brothers of slain Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke are blasting the state for fighting the release of his convicted killer, whose conviction and life sentence were overturned by a federal judge. Source: Pamplin […]
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Inmate serving time for manslaughter dies at Pendleton prison

An inmate serving time for manslaughter died Sunday morning at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Pendleton. The Oregon Department of Corrections reported prison officials followed protocol and notified the Oregon State Police of the death of Ajon Brandon Webster, 29. Source: Inmate serving time for manslaughter dies at Pendleton prison | Local News |

Inmate passes away at TRCI

A 72-year-old inmate died Wednesday morning at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, according to a release from the Oregon Department of Corrections. Lloyd Roberts of Wasco County entered DOC custody in October 2018 with an earliest release date of Oct. 26, 2024. Source: Inmate passes away at TRCI | Local News |

Umatilla prison super under investigation

The superintendent of Two Rivers Correctional Institution is out of the office pending a human resources investigation in the wake of scathing accusations. Jennifer Black, communications director for the Oregon Department of Corrections, reported that Troy Bowser is “duty stationed” at home as of Wednesday. Source: Umatilla prison super under investigation

Willamette Heritage Center showcases Salem’s crime-fighting history

A box of memorabilia from Salem resident J.S. Murray’s time as Oregon State Penitentiary clerk in the early 1900s forms the backbone of a new CSI-themed exhibit at the center. Two years ago, Sharon Borgford brought Willamette Heritage Center curator Kylie Pine a box of her grandfather’s things. It contained what would be the starting […]
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Oregon State Penitentiary reports ninth inmate death of 2019

An inmate serving a life sentence at the Oregon State Penitentiary died Friday, marking at least the ninth inmate death this year at the Salem prison. Source: Oregon State Penitentiary reports ninth inmate death of 2019

CTUIR and partners to dedicate Wanapa Road

Government agencies think new road could lead to economic development. A collaboration between several different governmental entities named Umatilla is culminating in a road dedication. On Tuesday, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the city of Umatilla, the Port of Umatilla, and the Oregon Department of Corrections will celebrate the opening of Wanapa […]
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