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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to sponsor career fair (Photo) - 05/20/16
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville will be hosting a career fair on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCCF is currently recruiting for a variety of career opportunities.

Professionals in security, food service, physical plant, counseling, mental and medical health, and administrative support will be available to discuss the qualifications and skills needed for these areas of interest. Attendees may also receive assistance with applications, register for testing, and take tours of the facility.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification. Attendees may not wear blue denim, camouflage, or suggestive clothing. Cell phones and cell phone connectable watches cannot be taken inside the facility.

CCCF is located at 24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road in Wilsonville. For information about the career fair call (503) 570-6412.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate 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, which provides intake and evaluation of all inmates committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF's minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

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Meet six dogs up for adoption from Two Rivers Correctional Institution (Photo) - 05/12/16
Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) has six loveable dogs looking for their forever homes. PetSmart in Kennewick Washington will be hosting an adoption on Saturday, May 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to stop in and meet Bo, Sadie, Olive, Toby, Winston, and Zeus. Adoption applications will be available, along with the opportunity to meet and interact with the dogs. PetSmart is located at 6807 W. Canal Dr., Kennewick, WA.

The dogs are part of TRCI's Rehabilitating Offenders and Canines Program (ROC). Each dog is trained in basic commands and received the American Kennel Club Good Citizen certification. The adoption fee is $150. All dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. For more information please contact (541) 922-2029. Applications are available at http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OPS/PRISON/pages/trci.aspx

TRCI is a multi-custody prison in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 male inmates. 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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Oregon State Penitentiary
Oregon State Penitentiary
Oregon State Penitentiary to celebrate 150 years of service (Photo) - 05/09/16
Who: Oregon Department of Corrections

What: Oregon State Penitentiary 150th Anniversary

When: May 12, 2016,11:00 a.m.

Where: 2605 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97310

Contact Information: Crystal Archdeacon, 503-378-2678, Crystal.L.Archdeacon@doc.state.or.us

Additional Information: Members of the media are invited to the anniversary. Media arriving on the Penitentiary grounds will be directed to a staging area. Members of the media will check in and be issued a press badge. Further instructions will be given at check in. Members of the media must RSVP no later than May 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. via email or phone.

Background: The Oregon State Penitentiary is the oldest prison in Oregon and the only maximum security institution operated by the Department of Corrections. The Penitentiary has been sited at three separate locations. Originally, the Penitentiary was called the Oregon Territory Jail and was located in Oregon City, then the capitol of Oregon. The Territory Jail was built in April 1842 and was destroyed by fire on August 18, 1846.

After the fire, the Oregon territory relied on local jails for the housing of prisoners until 1853 when Portland was selected as the site for a new prison.

Construction of the prison began in January 1854. One of the major problems with the Portland site was that two lots of land had been purchased for the prison, but they were on opposite sides of Front Street. The City of Portland refused to close or reroute that portion of Front Street. The Portland site was abandoned in 1866 and all prisoners were moved to the new prison in Salem. Unlike the old prison, which was constructed primarily of wood, the new Penitentiary was built of brick and resembled a fortress. The Oregon State Penitentiary is still located on the Salem site originally selected.

The current Penitentiary is home to a population of inmates that fluctuates between 1900 and 2100. The Penitentiary has 22 acres of land space within the perimeter walls. Within the boundaries of this self-contained city are four cell blocks, two dormitories, several types of industries, five vocational training shops, a physical plant with ten shops, education department, library, counselors, infirmary, canteen, dining room, kitchen, and two recreation areas.



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Tomas Vejar-Garcia
Tomas Vejar-Garcia
Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports inmate death (Photo) - 05/01/16
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Sunday morning at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

Staff found inmate Tomas Vejar-Garcia, 76, unresponsive in his cell Sunday, May 1, at approximately 7:53 a.m.

Vejar-Garcia entered DOC custody on June 1, 2012, on two counts of sex abuse in the first degree out of Washington County. His earliest release date was June 6, 2016.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

TRCI is a multi-custody prison in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 male inmates. 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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