Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Emergency Messages as of 10:30 am, Sun. Nov. 28
No information currently posted.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Oregon Dept. of Corrections.
Primary email address for a new account:

  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Oregon Dept. of Corrections by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Oregon Dept. of Corrections to your Twitter account or create one.

@ORCorrections

Hide this Message


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Roberto Ruiz
Roberto Ruiz
Oregon State Penitentiary reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/27/21

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Roberto Ruiz, died the morning of November 26, 2021. Ruiz was incarcerated at Oregon State Penitentiary and passed at the facility. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the State Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

Ruiz entered DOC custody on October 5, 2021, from Jackson County with a potential release date of September 11, 2023. Ruiz was 31 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 13 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 approximately 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.

 

####

Attached Media Files: Roberto Ruiz
Delores A. Hunter
Delores A. Hunter
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/24/21

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Delores Amelia Hunter, died the morning of November 24, 2021. Hunter was incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) and passed away in the infirmary while on hospice care. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Hunter entered DOC custody on November 3, 2016, from Tillamook County with an earliest release date of April 28, 2022. Hunter was 59 years old.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 12,000 individuals who are incarcerated in 13 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.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison located in Wilsonville accommodating 1,260 adults in custody. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state’s intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all individuals committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 adults in custody. CCCF’s minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

 

####

Attached Media Files: Delores A. Hunter
John H. R. Pryor
John H. R. Pryor
Oregon State Penitentiary reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/23/21

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, John Henry Ross Pryor, died the evening of November 22, 2021. Pryor 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.

Pryor entered DOC custody on April 25, 2016, from Multnomah County with an earliest release date of November 29, 2027. Pryor was 79 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 13 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.

 

####

Attached Media Files: John H. R. Pryor
Woods
Woods
Department of Corrections walk away back in custody (Photo) - 11/22/21

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody who walked away from an Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) warehouse located on the grounds of the Oregon State Penitentiary is back in custody. 

Oregon State Police, working with DOC’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, arrested Benjamin Woods in Salem at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Attached Media Files: Woods
Woods
Woods
Adult in Custody walks away from Department of Corrections Building in Salem (Photo) - 11/19/21

Today, Benjamin Dean Woods walked away from an Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE)warehouse on the grounds of the Oregon State Penitentiary at 2605 State Street in Salem. Woods walked away at approximately 10:15 a.m. 

Benjamin Woods, 38 is a white male weighing 190 lbs., 5’ 10’’ tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue T-shirt, and a sweatshirt. 

Woods entered Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on March 24, 2021, on one count of burglary and one count of attempted burglary out of Marion County. His earliest release date is August 29, 2024. He was housed at Santiam Correctional Institution and was working as a warehouse clerk for OCE. 


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 Woods.

Brandy Woodward and Shelly Radan are still out of custody following their walk away from the DOC Commissary Facility located in Salem on October 11, 2021. The DOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Oregon State Police continue to investigate. 

Attached Media Files: Woods
Sarah M. Rodgers
Sarah M. Rodgers
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/15/21

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Sarah Maebell Rodgers, died the morning of November 15, 2021. Rodgers was incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) and passed away at a local hospital. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

Rodgers entered DOC custody on April 16, 2021, from Benton County with an earliest release date of November 8, 2022. Rodgers was 27 years old.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 12,000 individuals who are incarcerated in 13 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.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison located in Wilsonville accommodating 1,260 adults in custody. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state’s intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all individuals committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 adults in custody. CCCF’s minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

 

####

Attached Media Files: Sarah M. Rodgers
Terry S. Haines
Terry S. Haines
Oregon State Penitentiary reports in-custody death (Photo) - 11/04/21

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Terry Scott Haines, died the morning of November 4, 2021. Haines 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.

Haines entered DOC custody on October 8, 2021, from Deschutes County with an earliest release date of August 3, 2033. Haines was 48 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 13 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.

 

####

Attached Media Files: Terry S. Haines
CCCF_Sign.jpg
CCCF_Sign.jpg
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to host recruiting event (Photo) - 11/02/21

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville will be holding a one-day recruiting event on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clackamas Community College – McLoughlin Hall. During this event, corrections professionals will share information about a career as a Correctional Officer with the Oregon Department of Corrections. 

Those who come on board at CCCF 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 ($41 fee – accepted payment methods are: valid credit card, debit card, or prepaid debit card). Participants may register prior to the event at: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs. 

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification (driver's license, military ID, or passport). 

The event will be held at Clackamas Community College – McLoughlin Hall, located at 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Interested applicants with questions about the recruiting event may call (503) 570-6668. They may also visit www.odocjobs.com for more information. 

CCCF is a multi-custody prison located in Wilsonville accommodating 1,260 adults in custody. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state’s intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all individuals committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 adults in custody. CCCF’s minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

 

####

Attached Media Files: CCCF_Sign.jpg