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Kenneth Allen
Kenneth Allen
Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports inmate death (Photo) - 09/17/17

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Sunday Morning at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla. As with all unanticipated deaths of state prison inmates, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

TRCI staff were attending to complaints from Kenneth Allen, 23, when he became unresponsive. Security and medical staff immediately began life-saving efforts which continued until Umatilla Emergency Medical Technicians arrived and pronounced Allen deceased at 11:09 a.m.

Allen entered DOC custody on January 14, 2016, on three counts of theft and one count of possession of heroin out of Jackson County. His expected release date was December 22, 2017.

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 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.


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Warner Creek Correctional Facility to host recruiting event (Photo) - 09/01/17

Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) in Lakeview will be holding a one-day recruiting event on Tuesday, September 19, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on-site. During this event, corrections professionals will share information about careers including Correctional Officers, Food Service Coordinators, Physical Plant/Maintenance Specialists, Correctional Counselors, Medical Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, and Administrative Support.

Those who come on board at WCCF will 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, promotions, and continuing professional development.

All attendees will receive assistance with the online application and scheduling for the National Testing Network (NTN) REACT Test for Correctional Officers ($35 fee -- accepted payment methods are: valid credit card, debit card, or prepaid debit card). Participants may register prior to the event for a 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. time slot at: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs. Facility tours and interviews will also take place.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification (driver's license, military ID, or passport) and dress ready for an interview (no blue). Interested applicants with questions about the recruiting event may contact Bob Hess at bob.w.hess@doc.state.or.us or (541) 460-2209. Visit www.odocjobs.com for more information.

Those unable to attend can join an online Open House from 2 - 4 p.m. to ask questions and gain valuable information regarding a new career. http://bit.ly/2xB4iUE

WCCF is a minimum-security prison in Lakeview that houses approximately 486 male inmates who are within four year of release. WCCF provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, transitional programs, religious services, and work opportunities crews. WCCF has a contact center on site through Oregon Corrections Enterprises. WCCF opened in September 2005 and is Oregon's newest operating prison. It received the State Energy Efficiency Design (SEED) award in May 2008 for its progress in design efficiency. The most energy-efficient element at WCCF is the use of geothermal energy, providing 100 percent of the hot water to the facility.


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