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Penitentiary Resumes Normal Operations
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: January 21st, 2012 3:05 PM
Penitentiary Resumes Normal Operations
The Oregon State Penitentiary transitioned from alert status to normal operations at 2:45 p.m. on January 21, 2012.  The Penitentiary was placed on emergency status January 19, 2012, due to the rising water levels of Mill Creek. 
Visiting was suspended while the institution prepared for the potential of flooding on the grounds.  With the water receding, visiting will resume to normal operations on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at 7:00 a.m.
Staff have resumed parking on institution grounds and are encouraged to use the staff parking lot only while the water continues to recede on grounds.
Contact Info: Michelle Dodson, Oregon State Penitentiary, (503) 378-2678