News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: January 31st, 2013 1:13 PM
DOC reports two inmate deaths
Two Oregon Department of Corrections inmates from two separate state prisons have died unexpectedly. As with all unanticipated deaths of state inmates, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division was contacted to investigate and concluded both deaths were not related to a crime.
Inmate Roy William Wyatt from Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died at a local hospital at approximately 12:40 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26. He was 50 years old. Wyatt entered DOC custody on May 8, 2012, on one count of felony driving with a suspended/revoked license out of Multnomah County. His earliest release date was June 30, 2015.
Inmate David Karsten Sjoli died at approximately 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. He was 63 years old. Sjoli entered DOC custody on September 27, 2011, on two counts of attempted assault in the second degree out of Clatsop County. His earliest release date was December 31, 2014.
Next of kin for both inmates has been notified.
TRCI is a medium and minimum security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 adults in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities.
OSP is Oregon's oldest correctional institution. It houses approximately 2,000 adults in custody and is the state's only maximum security prison.
Contact Info: Vicki Reynolds, PIO
Two Rivers Correctional Institution
Michelle Dodson, PIO
Oregon State Penitentiary
Liz Craig, PIO
Oregon Department of Corrections