Tags » Prisons

Inmate becomes fifth man to 'unexpectedly' die at Two Rivers Correctional Institution this year

A 23-year-old inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution died suddenly Sunday morning, becoming the fifth unanticipated death at the state prison this year.

Staff at the Umatilla facility were responding to complaints from Kenneth Allen when he became unresponsive, said Betty Bernt, an Oregon Department of Corrections spokeswoman. 17 more words

The Oregonian

Lectures ‘bring science and nature’ into prison

More than 20 inmates at the Snake River Correctional Institution minimum-security facility were given the chance to take part in some community education when two presenters from local wildlife and ecology groups visited to educate them about owls within the state of Oregon. 8 more words

Statesman Journal

Jimmy Dennis — Free At Last!

This week, Jimmy Dennis was released after more than 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. originally published May 15, 2017

by John Leslie… 969 more words


Why is a A Male Rapist In a Woman's Prison?

Watching footage in the news this week of a male person running into a crowd to swing a punch at a sixty year old woman, you might be forgiven for assuming this was another example of male violence against women, and therefore proof that women sometimes need spaces of their own, in order to stay safe. 1,388 more words


Charges laid in fatal and damaging riot at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

PRINCE ALBERT — Criminal charges have been laid against four inmates for their alleged roles in a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary that resulted in the death of a prisoner. 277 more words

Local News

State pays $250,000 to settle suit filed by former Inspector General for prisons

The state last month agreed to pay a total of $250,000 to settle the wrongful termination suit filed by Leonard Williamson, the department’s inspector general for four years. 23 more words

The Oregonian


One of the many memorable individual stories in the superb 1990s BBC drama ‘Our Friends in the North’ was the decline and fall of the character Geordie Peacock, played by Daniel Craig. 946 more words