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OR: Sex offender safety in question after deaths at prison

The safety of sex offenders at two Eastern Oregon prisons has been put in the spotlight this month after a lawsuit and a series of unexpected deaths. Early February marked the third unexpected death of an inmate convicted of sex crimes in as many months at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla.

At the same time, an inmate at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Pendleton, is awaiting a judge’s decision after suing the prison for separation of sex offenders from the rest of the population to protect them from other inmates. ____ ____, 41, currently serving time at EOCI after being convicted on rape and sodomy charges in Clackamas County, claims the prison is violating his eighth amendment rights to protection from cruel and unusual punishment. Full Article

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  1. Bruce

    Somebody is addressing constitutional issues in Oregon We /or those that went to prison here May have experienced this treatment,,” Just hope He wins

  2. Bluewall

    I was in Gen Population… it was rough.. spent more time in the disciplinary section because of the fights I was involved in, than the medical wing for the shankings… then back in Gen Pop .. Then extended sentences and lost of good time for the beatings and shankings I did… I definitely got out of there has an angry individual… which according to society was much worse than what I came out of… good times… was banned from working in the kitchen and in the tool shed..

    • Bluewall

      Alot of good times, the guard opening your cell at night and 5 prisoners rushing in to lay down the law… yeah.. I was younger back then and inprime combat shape, got out the military and fucked up my life… now my shoulder hurts, got 4 fingers broken and not set right… a knee that goes out, more scars gained there than my military time… neck always hurt…

      • Q

        Hi Bluewall;
        I can relate to that! I never went to prison, but one time in Ontario, CA I went in for my annual violation of my constitutional rights and the cops there stuck me in a cell with some of the local tough guys. I’m pretty sure I was supposed to get “punished”, but I too was in pretty good/excellent shape back then and these dudes acted scared of me (they looked like wussies anyway). I swear the cops looked disappointed when they came back about an hour later and I wasn’t all torn up. These days I fear getting locked up because I have my own physical glitches from hard work and getting on in age.

        • j

          I would have questioned why you were held under false imprisonment but we really have very little control over those situations.
          I wonder what ever happened in Santa Ana regarding same.

          If anyone is subject to false imprisonment in any jurisdiction they are in for their “Annual Violation of their Constitutional Rights”, they should ask before the process if they can be put in solitary confinement or protective custody. It would be interesting to see what their response would be.

          I really like that term “Annual Violation of My Constitutional Rights”. We should all think in those terms if we don’t already but more importantly, articulate it as such to everyone we have the need to discuss it with.

          This odyssey that was foisted upon us, that we all must endure is uncharted ground so we should not feel any need to subdue our feelings and express ourselves fully in whatever vernacular is needed.

        • Q

          Hi j;
          That happened to me before I really knew anything about my rights; I was naive, like most people still are. To be honest, I just wanted to get the F outta there, also I did not expect to be put into a cell, let alone a cell with other people.
          I also like the term “annual violation of my constitutional rights” and I have always thought in those terms. It’s funny, I get the distinct feeling that a large percentage of RSO’s are afraid to talk in those terms, I call it like I see it.

        • j

          Thanks for sharing, for being forthright and for setting the example of self determination.

          This is injustice. We need to go and tell it from the highest mountain. The law is designed to have us shamed and silenced. We need to understand those affronts and as hard as it is, we need to rise from the ashes and keep telling the truth over and over again. This will help us as individuals and as we are able to get the word out, will help us as a persecuted group.

          If I Had a Hammer…

  3. Q

    Safety in question?!?!? This is not news. This is and has been fact for far too long. I’m surprised nobody in the stupid state (California) has sued the state yet.

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