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Inmate Escapes From Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras

May 5, 2014

The following is a news release from Oregon Department of Corrections

Liz Craig
Oregon Department of Corrections

Betty Bernt
Oregon Department of Corrections
(503) 945-9426


An inmate escaped Sunday night from Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras. Oregon State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to search for the suspect but haven't located him.

DRCI staff discovered inmate Clinton Orvill Swearingen II missing at approximately 10:30 p.m., Sunday, May 4. Swearingen is a 31-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is most likely wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange or red shorts, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Swearingen entered DOC custody on Feb. 4, 2014, on one count of theft in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the second degree, and two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle out of Linn County. His earliest release date is Dec. 10, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding Swearingen's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

DRCI is located four miles east of the city of Madras in central Oregon. The prison comprises a 774-bed minimum-security facility and a 1,228-bed medium-security facility. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, drug and alcohol treatment, cognitive classes, and work opportunities. The minimum facility opened in 2007, and the medium facility is not receiving inmates at this time.

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