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Snake River Correctional Institution reports in-custody death (Photo) - 07/02/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Mark Alan Cardinal, died the evening of July 1, 2022. Cardinal was incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario and passed away in the infirmary while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified. 

Cardinal entered DOC custody on February 25, 2014, from Josephine County with an earliest release date of October 8, 2032. Cardinal was 67 years old.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of approximately 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.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 adults in custody. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, individuals with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.

 

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Attached Media Files: Mark A. Cardinal
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Adult in Custody walks away from Department of Corrections Work Crew Van (Photo) - 06/17/22

UPDATE ***

Fugitive/AIC Stephens may still be in the Salem area and may be frequenting homeless encampments. His hair is cut short.

 

Adult in custody (AIC) Jordan Stephens walked away from a Department of Corrections (DOC) van while being transported back to Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) from a work crew assignment. While the van was stopped at a traffic light between Liberty and High Street in Salem, Stephens opened the door and ran away from the van. Stephens was last seen at approximately 3:15 PM.

Jordan Stephens, 27 is a white male weighing 180 lbs., 6’ 3’’ tall, with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and an orange blue shirt.

Stephens entered DOC custody on December 14, 2021, on three counts of unauthorized vehicle use out of Jefferson, Douglas, and Marion Counties. His earliest release date is August 24, 2023. He was housed at SCI and was working on the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) work crew.

The DOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Oregon State Police are investigating. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888, the non-emergency number of their local police department, or the DOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 503-569-0734. Do not approach fugitive Stephens

Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI), a minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 440 adults in custody who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. SCI provides a range of other correctional programs and services including education, transition programs, and religious services. The building that is now SCI was constructed in 1946 and was originally used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. Over the years it was used for a variety of correctional purposes until, in 1990, it opened as SCI.

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Attached Media Files: Stephens
Snake River Correctional Institution reports in-custody death (Photo) - 06/09/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, David Hiron Brown, died the afternoon of June 8, 2022. Brown was incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario and passed away at a local hospital while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified. 

Brown entered DOC custody on October 6, 2011, from Marion County with an earliest release date of December 31, 2023. Brown was 61 years old.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of approximately 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.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 adults in custody. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, individuals with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.

 

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Attached Media Files: David H. Brown
Oregon State Penitentiary reports in-custody death (Photo) - 06/06/22

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Wade Cameron Brown, died the morning of June 5, 2022. Brown was incarcerated at Oregon State Penitentiary and passed away in the infirmary while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Brown entered DOC custody on August 21, 2013, from Clackamas County with an earliest release date of June 30, 2031. Brown was 56 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.

OSP is a multi-custody prison located in Salem that houses over 2,000 adults in custody. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including 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, 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: Wade Cameron Brown