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Oregon State Penitentiary on Modified Lockdown
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: December 5th, 2011 4:18 PM
 
Oregon State Penitentiary on Modified Lockdown
 
On December 5, 2011, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Oregon State Penitentiary staff responded to multiple inmate fights located in various areas of the institution yard.  Staff fired four warning shots and administered chemical spray to control the situation. Multiple inmates have been escorted to disciplinary segregation. Uninvolved inmates are slowly being returned to their housing units.  Approximately 50 inmates were involved in the altercations on the yard. 
 
The Penitentiary has been placed on modified lockdown.  All activities/visiting have been canceled until further notice.  Minor injuries of two staff and one inmate were reported.   
 
The Oregon State Police have been notified.  The incident is currently under investigation.
 
 
Contact Info: Jeanine Hohn, Public Affairs Administrator, (503) 945-9426
Michelle Whitney Dodson, Penitentiary Public Information Officer, (503) 378-2678