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Le Huang
Le Huang
Two Rivers Correctional Institution Reports In-custody Death (Photo) - 04/12/18

Le Huang (SID 20149836) died, while in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC), early Thursday morning at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI). As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Huang entered DOC custody on July 15, 2014 and his expected release date was December 3, 2032. He was 51 years old. Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

“As an agency, we are responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 men and women who are incarcerated in the 14 institutions across the state. When an in-custody death occurs, we take it seriously,” said Jennifer Black, Communications Manager for the Department of Corrections.

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 institutional 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.

Attached Media Files: Le Huang
Chad Naugle with Director Colette S. Peters
Chad Naugle with Director Colette S. Peters
Oregon DOC Manager receives the 2018 Sustainability Award for outstanding sustainability efforts from the Straub Environmental Center (Photo) - 03/23/18

Chad Naugle, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Sustainability Manger was presented with the 2018 Sustainability Award at the Mid-Valley Green Awards on Saturday, March 10, at the Willamette Heritage Center. Chad was praised for his efforts and comprehensive understanding of sustainability practices.

"To say his professional responsibilities are comprehensive would be an understatement, yet the common ground of sustainability is one Chad wholeheartedly embraces -- not only in his day job, but also in his role as President of the Straub Environmental Center's (SEC) Board of Directors and as the Chair of SEC's Sustainability Team," said the presenter of the award, Tim Rocak.

Chad was praised for his role in developing a partnership between DOC and the SEC in order to create an outdoor learning environment on DOC property. The land is an Oak Savanna, an endangered landscape in the Willamette Valley, which plays an important and critical role in the Willamette Valley ecosystem, creating habitat for many threatened or endangered species of plants and animals. Through Chad's leadership, this ecologically important landscape will be restored while simultaneously doubling as an environmental classroom.

"Partnering with the Straub Environmental Center on this restoration project is a win-win for both organizations. We are committed to sustainable operations to protect and improve the natural environment, save taxpayer resources, and model positive lifestyles to the men and women in DOC custody. The agency is continually looking for new and innovative approaches to energy conservation and sustainability," stated DOC Director Colette S. Peters.

DOC employs 4,700 staff members at 14 institutions, two community corrections offices, and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of over 14,700 adults sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration, and direct or indirect supervision of 33,000 offenders on felony supervision in the community. DOC is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities.