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News Release
MCSO Response to 2018 Corrections Grand Jury - 11/08/18

In accordance with state statute, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office convened a Corrections Grand Jury in October 2018, to facilitate an annual inquiry into the condition and management of every correctional facility in Multnomah County. Over the next several weeks, the Corrections Grand Jurors physically inspected four (4) facilities and heard testimony from those who operate, are housed within, or are associated in some form with the operation and management of those facilities. 

This is the third Corrections Grand Jury to be conducted under Sheriff Michael Reese. Sheriff Reese had the following to say about the process:

MCSO is indebted to this year’s Corrections Grand Jury; we appreciated how they embraced the process and engaged criminal justice system partners. While review of the conditions and management of correctional facilities is not an easy assignment, it is important work to MCSO. We believe grand jurors are an integral part of our systems of accountability.  Recommendations from this year’s Grand Jury will build upon prior reports, and enhance our vision for keeping the community safe and providing rehabilitative services for adults entrusted to our custody." 

Attached is the 2018 Corrections Grand Jury Report which represents the culmination of the Grand Jury review process. Additionally attached is the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) response; MCSO accepts and intends to implement the Report recommendations, both administratively and in Multnomah County budget proposals. 


You can access the 2018 Corrections Grand Jury Report on our website at

MCSO’s response is available on our website at



MCSO’s Public Information Officer, Sergeant Brandon White, will be available to answer questions in front of the Multnomah Building located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland at 3:00 p.m.



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