Inmate Who Died Had Bacterial Infection

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate who died at the Linn County Jail earlier this week had a bacterial infection. The Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Samantha Robinson of Lebanon was arrested on drug-related charges last week. The department says before Lebanon police officers took her to jail, they first took her … Continue reading »

Inmate Dies at Linn County Jail

ALBANY, Ore. — The death of an inmate at the Linn County Jail is under investigation. Deputies say 42-year-old Samantha Robinson from Lebanon died Monday morning from what appears to be a medical condition. She was arrested last week on heroin charges. Staff members say on Friday they treated her for flu-like symptoms. They say … Continue reading »

Inmate Escapes Correctional Facility

SALEM, Ore. — An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating. The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6′ tall, short platinum blond hair. MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Expands Inmate Programs

YREKA, Calif. – Hundreds of inmates and offenders on probation have been growing crops, raising animals, and chopping wood for the community in Northern California, and law enforcement officials said it will benefit those offenders as much as it helps people in need. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Community Corrections said its Day Reporting Center … Continue reading »

Troopers Search for Escaped Inmate

MADRAS, Ore. – Oregon State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate escaped from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution Sunday. DRCI staff say around 10:30 p.m. Clinton Orvill Swearingen II, 31, was discovered missing from his cell. Swearingen entered DRCI on February 4, 2014 on one count of theft in the first … Continue reading »

Inmate Tries To Smuggle Pipe Bomb

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a Springfield inmate tried to smuggle a pipe bomb into a crew truck Tuesday afternoon. The LCSO says a deputy searching a road-crew truck discovered a suspicious device inside of a backpack belonging to one of the offenders. It says the backpack was smuggled onto the … Continue reading »

Inmate Treatment Costs County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County will soon pay a hefty price for how it allegedly treated a former inmate. A nearly five-year-old lawsuit came to an end Tuesday. Lane County commissioners voted to approve a $500,000 settlement in the case of Mark Kemp. Kemp was arrested back in 2008. He was mentally ill at the … Continue reading »

Second Chance After Serving Time

EUGENE, Ore. — Early releases from the Lane County Jail are frustrating residents. Even more upsetting is when a former inmate is re-arrested. But a local organization is working to keep those numbers down. Let go early due to budget cuts, for many released from the Lane County Jail or prison, they have no place … Continue reading »