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Richard Phillip Clark
Richard Phillip Clark
Inmate walk away from Deer Ridge Correctional Institution work crew BACK IN CUSTODY(Photo) (Photo) - 06/24/16

*****UPDATE*****INMATE CLARK WAS APPREHENDED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 P.M. HE IS IN CUSTODY AT MULTNOMAH COUNTY JAIL.*****




An inmate walked away today from a Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) work crew near Sisters. Oregon State Police are investigating.

DRCI staff discovered inmate Richard Clark missing at approximately 1:45 p.m., Thursday, June 23. Clark is a 29-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet tall, 205 pounds, with blond 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.

Clark entered DOC custody on March 31, 2016, on two counts of attempted robbery in the second degree out of Washington County. His earliest release date is June 11, 2019.

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

DRCI is a multi-custody facility located four miles east of Madras in central Oregon. This men's prison contains 644 minimum-security beds and 1,223 medium-security beds. The minimum facility began receiving inmates in September 2007. The medium facility has not received inmates due to cost saving measures. DRCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including, education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, cognitive programs, and inmate work crews.


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Attached Media Files: Richard Phillip Clark
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Deer Ridge Correctional Institution to host recruiting event (Photo) - 06/14/16

Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) in Madras will be holding a recruiting event for Correctional Officers on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Correctional Officers play an important role in Oregon's criminal justice system. Every day, they use leadership, communication, and social skills to positively impact the lives of the adults in custody entrusted to their care. Those who come on board at DRCI join a team of 4,500 corrections professionals across the state within the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC). In addition to excellent benefits, DOC provides many opportunities for job rotations, promotion, and continuing professional development.

To attend the full one-day recruiting event, interested applicants should arrive at 9 a.m. Attendees will receive assistance with the online application, scheduling for the National Testing Network (NTN) REACT test ($35 fee -- participants may register ahead of time at nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs), and a tour of the facility. At 12 p.m., attendees will take the NTN REACT test, followed by interviews at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be offered throughout the day.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification (driver's license, military ID, or passport). Attendees may not wear clothing that is blue (including denim), camouflage, or suggestive. Cell phones and smartwatches cannot be taken inside the facility.

DRCI is located at 3920 E. Ashwood Road in Madras. Interested applicants with questions about the recruiting event may call (541) 325-5684 or (503) 930-2462. They may also visit www.odocjobs.com for more information.

DRCI is a multi-custody facility located four miles east of Madras in central Oregon that currently houses approximately 750 minimum-security men in custody. The facility provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, cognitive programs, and inmate work crews.

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Johnny Tinker
Johnny Tinker
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo) - 06/06/16

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly early Monday morning at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation.

At approximately 7:35 a.m. on Monday, June 6, staff responded to the cell where inmate Johhny Tinker was the sole occupant. Upon arrival, medical staff determined that he was deceased. Tinker was 59 years old.

Tinker entered DOC custody on August 22, 2002 on one count of murder out of Douglas County. He was sentenced to life in prison.

No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, 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, inmate 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: Johnny Tinker
Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo) - 06/02/16

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly early Thursday evening at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, staff responded to the cell where inmate Anthony Powell was the sole occupant. Upon arrival, medical staff determined that he was deceased. Powell was 41 years old.

Powell entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on July 15, 1996, on one count of aggravated murder out of Multnomah County; and one count of attempted murder, assault in the second degree, and inmate with a weapon out of Umatilla County. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, 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, inmate 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: Anthony Powell