News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: January 23rd, 2013 5:40 PM
Deer Ridge Correctional Institution reports inmate death
DRCI reports inmate death
An inmate from Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at a local hospital. As with all unanticipated deaths of state inmates, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division was contacted. An investigation concluded the death was not related to a crime.
The inmate is identified as John Derrick Stafford, age 49. On Monday, Jan. 21, Stafford was taken to an area hospital with medical issues and died at approximately 4:40 p.m. Next of kin has been notified.
Stafford entered DOC custody on March 22, 2011, on one count of burglary in the first degree out of Marion County. His earliest release date was Dec. 27, 2015.
DRCI is a minimum-custody facility in Madras that houses approximately 756 inmates who are within four years of release. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities.
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