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Blatchley, Timothy
Blatchley, Timothy
Oregon State Penitentiary Reports Inmate Death (Photo) - 11/08/17

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died expectantly Tuesday night of natural causes; he had been on Hospice, housed at Oregon State Penitentiary.

Timothy Blatchley, 62, was pronounced deceased at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Blatchley entered DOC custody on October 11, 2016, on three counts of Delivering Methamphetamine out of Lane County; he was serving a 36 month sentence.

Next of kin has been notified.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, 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, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.

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