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The Oregon State Penitentiary Returns to Normal Operations
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: December 12th, 2011 11:39 AM
 
The Oregon State Penitentiary Returns to Normal Operations
 
The Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) transitioned from modified lockdown to normal operations today. The Penitentiary was placed on lockdown December 5, 2011, following multiple inmate fights on the recreation yard between Hispanic inmates. 
 
Visiting returned to normal operations on Friday, December 9, 2011.  Monday morning, the OSP Executive Team reviewed weekend progress and made the decision to restore normal operations for all institutional activities.
 
"Bringing the institution back to normal operations is a slow and methodical process.  Inmate behavior determines how smoothly the transition occurs," said Superintendent Jeff Premo.
 
The decision to return to normal operations was based on the continued appropriate behavior of the general institution population.
 
 
Contact Info: Jacob Humphreys, DOC - (503) 378-2678 Jennifer Black, DOC - (503) 570-6416