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Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/17/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Morris Lewis Kopp, died the afternoon of November 17, 2022. Kopp was incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla and passed away at a local hospital while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Kopp entered DOC custody on May 20, 1997, from Deschutes County with an earliest release date October 13, 2036. Kopp was 60 years old. Next of kin has been notified.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 12,000 individuals who are incarcerated in 12 institutions across the state. While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.

TRCI is a multi-custody prison in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 adults in custody. TRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including institution and industrial laundry, mattress manufacturing, and sewing. Other institution work programs include reparation and cleaning of irrigation ditches, maintenance of local baseball fields, and work with local cities and the Hermiston School District. The facility provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, religious services, and behavioral health services. TRCI opened in 2000.

 

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Attached Media Files: Morris L. Kopp
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/10/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Alishae Dawne Kohl, died the afternoon of November 9, 2022. Kohl was incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

Kohl entered DOC custody on September 18, 2018, from Coos County with an earliest release date of October 9, 2023. Kohl was 39 years old.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 12,000 individuals who are incarcerated in 12 institutions across the state.While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is a multi-custody prison located in Wilsonville accommodating 1,260 adults in custody. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state’s intake center (CCIC), which provides intake and evaluation of all individuals committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 adults in custody. CCCF’s minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

 

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Attached Media Files: Alishae D. Kohl
Snake River Correctional Institution reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/07/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, John Francis Ross, died the afternoon of November 6, 2022. Ross was incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the State Medical Examiner will determine cause of death. 

Ross entered DOC custody on May 18, 2006, from Jackson County with an earliest release date of August 26, 2029. Ross was 71 years old. Next of kin has been notified.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 12,000 individuals who are incarcerated in 12 institutions across the state. While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 adults in custody. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, individuals with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.

 

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Attached Media Files: John F. Ross
Oregon State Penitentiary reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/05/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Darrin Vaughn Daily, died the evening of November 4, 2022. Daily was incarcerated at Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) in Salem and passed away in the infirmary while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Daily entered DOC custody on August 23, 2011, from Yamhill County with an earliest release date of September 11, 2048. Daily was 57 years old. Next of kin has been notified.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 12,000 individuals who are incarcerated in 12 institutions across the state. While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.

OSP is a multi-custody prison located in Salem that houses approximately 2,000 adults in custody. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon’s only prison.

 

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Attached Media Files: Darrin V. Daily