Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Most Oregon prison deaths unreported to public

"Seventy-nine inmates in Oregon prisons died over a two-year span, but the state Department of Corrections made only one of those deaths public.

The prisons agency has no plan to change its policy of making public only those deaths of "certain high-profile or notorious inmates," the Salem Statesman Journal reported Monday.

The newspaper was able to compile information about the other deaths from internal prison reports obtained through public records law, court filings and other documents."

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