Category Archives: Dept. of Corrections (DOC)

Oregon State Penitentiary mailroom evacuated after receiving unknown substance

A mailroom at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem was evacuated Friday after the prison received an envelope containing an unknown substance. The incident comes days after Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville received a suspicious white powdery substance inside an envelope. Approximately 20 staff members were evacuated Wednesday. Source: Oregon State Penitentiary mailroom evacuated after […]
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Oregon State Penitentiary mail room receives envelope with suspicious substance inside

Oregon State Penitentiary received an envelope with an unknown substance inside it Friday morning. The Oregon Department of Corrections says the envelope was discovered at 11 a. m. and officials secured and evacuated the mail room, which is in a small building outside the main penitentiary. As a precaution, one mail room employee was taken […]
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2nd Suspicious Substance This Week Shuts Prison Mail Room

Officials say the Oregon State Penitentiary mail room in Salem was evacuated after workers found an envelope with an unknown substance. Source: 2nd Suspicious Substance This Week Shuts Prison Mail Room | Oregon News | US News

KOIN posts special report on Francke killing

Channel 6 News uses website for interactive, multu-media presentation on the lingering questions surrounding the murder of the Oregon corrections department director. KOIN 6 News has posted in an-depth, interactive, multi-media special report on the unanswered questions surrounding the 30-year-old murder of Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke on its website. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Broken Dome: Oregon prison chief Michael Francke slain

Prison corruption. Murder of a state official. A possibly innocent man behind bars. Source: Broken Dome: Oregon prison chief Michael Francke slain | KOIN.com

Convicted Oregon Department of Corrections officer sues state for racism

An Oregon State Penitentiary sergeant was accused of stealing almost $11,000 from the prison by falsifying his time cards. In turn, he accused prison officials of racism and filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Corrections. Source: Convicted Oregon Department of Corrections officer sues state for racism

Securing stability for kids with parents behind bars

Oregon developed a Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents focuses on giving kids strength, support and opportunities for success. Grandmas have a reputation for going above and beyond — but Scherell Gould sets the gold standard. Source: Securing stability for kids with parents behind bars

Oregon Counties Say State Budget Cuts Threaten Programs To Reduce Recidivism

Sheriffs and officials around the Oregon say lawmakers ignored their true costs for supervising and treating offendors, warning of dire consequences. For the last two decades, Oregon has rethought how it uses prisons. Rather than focusing on building more facilities to handle an ever-growing number of inmates, the state pays counties to jail, supervise and treat an array […]
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Multnomah County commissioners approve $2.6 million in public safety cuts due to reduced state funding

Multnomah County’s board of commissioners Thursday reluctantly approved $2.6 million in public safety cuts for this fiscal year, eliminating 19 full-time positions that include probation officers and corrections counselors, stemming from reduced funding from the state. Source: Multnomah County commissioners approve $2.6 million in public safety cuts due to reduced state funding – oregonlive.com

Oregon’s death penalty debate continues with looming special session

Marion County veteran prosecutor Katie Suver ticked off the names and crimes of various death row inmates: A father and son convicted of conspiring to blow up a bank, killing two police officers in the process. Another man sentenced to death for stabbing a Salem woman then peddling her stolen jewelry. Source: Oregon’s death penalty debate […]
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