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Oregon Department of Corrections walk away back in custody - 12/09/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody who walked away from a work crew is back in custody. Shelly Radan walked away from a work crew at DOC’s Commissary Building in Salem on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Radan was arrested in Denver County, Denver, CO at approximately 9:11 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2022, on local and Oregon warrants. 

 

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Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death (Photo) - 12/08/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, David Volkman, died December 7, 2022. Volkman was incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla and passed away in the infirmary while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Volkman entered DOC custody on July 28, 2014, from Washington County. His earliest release date was May 12, 2026. Volkman was 93 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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Holiday Meal "grab & go" for Malheur County Senior Citizens hosted by Snake River Correctional Institution & Malheur Council On Aging & Community Services - 12/07/22

Who:    

Holiday Meal “grab & go” for Malheur County Senior Citizens. 

Program sponsored by the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) and Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services (MCOACS).

What:

Holiday Meal “grab & go” for senior citizens in Malheur County.

When:  

December 8, 2022 

11: 30 am

 

Where:

Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services

842 SE 1st Ave

Ontario, OR 97914

541-889-7651

 

RSVP:

RSVP to Amber Campbell via email or phone by 10:00 AM Thursday, December 8, 2022. 

 

Additional Information:
Background:

Since 2007 senior citizens in Malheur County (Western Treasure Valley) have been invited to attend a holiday meal at the Snake River Correctional Institution Minimum Facility in December.

The event was held in the dining hall at the SRCI Minimum Facility. SRCI employees and adults in custody (AICs) would host the senior citizens for a holiday luncheon. A choir of SRCI employees and AICs would sing Christmas carols during the luncheon. The meal was prepared and served by AICs.

In 2020 the event had to change to a “grab & go” format due to COVID restrictions for access into the correctional facility. In 2021 and again, this year – 2022 the luncheon continues to be provided through the “grab & go” format. In 2021 this was required due to continued access restrictions due to COVID. 

Because planning starts in late summer, it was unknown, at that time if access would be available at the institution for the luncheon in December. Another factor was staffing shortages (to accommodate the planning and coordination of the event) which resulted in this year’s event once again being provided as “grab & go”. It is hoped that the event can return to SRCI next year. 

The event is co-hosted by Snake River Correctional Institution and the Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services. MCOACS coordinates senior meals in the communities of Ontario, Vale, and Nyssa, and they coordinate the Meals on Wheels program in those communities.

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