|News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: March 23rd, 2012 3:22 PM
TRCI takes precautionary measures, evacuates administration building (only)
Two Rivers Correctional Institution took precautionary measures, the afternoon of March 23, by evacuating staff from its administration building. The evacuation was implemented after mail room staff reported receiving a letter with a white powdery substance on it. The mail room is located inside the administration building.
Two mail room staff members are being closely monitored and evaluated for any adverse reactions. The administration building is an office complex where eighteen-to-twenty staff members normally work each day. The main institution is running on a normal schedule. Inmate visiting was not interrupted.
Oregon State Police have been notified and are investigating.
Contact Info: Communications Manager Jennifer Black at 503.570.6416, or Public Affairs Administrator Jeanine Hohn at 503.945.9426.