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Penitentiary on Modified Lockdown
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections 
Posted: April 13th, 2011 4:12 PM
 
Penitentiary on Modified Lockdown
 
On April 13, 2011, at approximately 12:20 p.m., near the end of the lunch meal, Oregon State Penitentiary staff responded to a multiple inmate fight in the institution's dining room.  Staff immediately responded to the altercations deploying chemical spray. Eleven inmates were escorted to disciplinary segregation.
 
Another fight occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m. in the penitentiary's receiving and discharge area while four inmates were being escorted to another facility. Staff immediately brought the incident under control.
 
Some of the inmates involved in the altercations received minor injuries. No staff injuries were reported. 
 
As a result of the altercations, afternoon visiting and evening activities were cancelled. The State Police were notified. The incidents are currently under investigation.
 
 
Contact Info: Michelle Dodson
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Penitentiary
503.378.2678