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Bomb threat at Oregon State Correctional Institution cleared (date edit) - 07/24/14
At approximately 12:25 p.m. PST, Oregon State Correctional Institution returned to modified operation following a bomb threat on Thursday, July 24, 2014, that was received at approximately 10:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported and all adults in custody are accounted for. The institution anticipates returning to normal operation beginning with the morning meal on July 25.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigation Division detectives are continuing the investigation. No other details are being released at this time as their investigation continues. Any updates will be provided by OSP in future news release(s).

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Oregon State Correctional Institution receives bomb threat - 07/24/14
On July 24, 2014, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem received a bomb threat. The Oregon State Police has been notified.

The Oregon Department of Corrections is taking steps to ensure the safety of the staff and adults in custody while the police are investigating.

At this time, afternoon visiting for OSCI has been cancelled.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Oregon State Penitentiary resumes visiting - 07/05/14
Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) is slowly returning to normal operations following an incident that occurred Thursday. Regular visiting will resume on Sunday, July 6.

OSP was placed on lockdown Thursday, July 3, following a large fight between inmates in the institution's dining room. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

OSP is Oregon's oldest correctional institution. It houses approximately 2,000 adults in custody and is the state's only maximum security prison.


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Oregon State Penitentiary placed on lockdown - 07/03/14
Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) was placed on lockdown Thursday, July 3, following a large fight between inmates. Visiting is canceled until further notice.

At 12:20 p.m., approximately 30 inmates were involved in an altercation in the dining room, prompting OSP officials to place the institution on lockdown. No one required outside medical treatment. An investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

OSP is Oregon's oldest correctional institution. It houses approximately 2,000 adults in custody and is the state's only maximum security prison.

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