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Oregon State Penitentiary Returns to Normal Operations
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: April 26th, 2011 3:51 PM
 
Oregon State Penitentiary Returns to Normal Operations 
 
The Oregon State Penitentiary will return to normal operations on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, following an April 24, 2011, incident when Penitentiary staff responded to a multiple inmate fight in the institution's recreation building and yard.  Staff fired one warning shot and administered chemical spray to control the situation.  Approximately 81 inmates involved in the incident were segregated from general population.
 
The institution will return to normal operations beginning with the morning meal on April 27, 2011, with the exception of a modified yard schedule.  Visiting will resume on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m.
 
The incident remains under investigation.
 
 
Contact Info: Jeanine Hohn, DOC Communications Manager, (503) 945-9426 Michelle Whitney Dodson, Penitentiary Public Information Officer, (503) 378-2678