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  1. Convicted felon charged in six-year-old sexual assault of a 14-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | The Oregonian

    ... grand jury met over three days in January and one day last week. Tran is currently in custody at Oregon State Penitentiary, serving a one year and eight-month sentence for the Nov. 29, 2016 burglary in Northeast Portland. A 17-year-old was home in ...

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  2. Report: Solitary confinement persists in Oregon prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 10 | Greenwich Citizen

    Disability rights leaders say men incarcerated in the behavioral health unit at the Oregon State Penitentiary spent nearly 23 hours a day confined to small cells last year. In a report made public Tuesday, the advocacy group Disability Rights Oregon says state prison officials are failing to meet basic standards for inmates with mental health conditions.

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  3. Watchdog says state prison may miss target for reformsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 10 | Washington Times

    ... author of the report. At the center of the controversy is the Behavioral Health Unit, part of the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. The facility houses inmates who are separated from other prisoners, often because of behaviors associated with ...

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  4. Oregon inmates with severe mental illness still in solitary too long, group saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 10 | The Columbian

    More than three dozen state prison inmates with severe mental illness are still held an average of 23 hours a day in dark, cramped cells despite an agreement with a disability rights group to reduce such isolation, says a new report released Tuesday. In January 2016, the state corrections director pledged in a written agreement with Disability Rights Oregon to ensure inmates in the Behavioral Health Unit at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem spend more time out of their cells.

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  5. Oregon inmates with severe mental illness still held too long in solitary, group saysRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 10 | OregonLive.com

    ... agreement with Disability Rights Oregon to ensure inmates in the Behavioral Health Unit at t he Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem spend more time out of their cells. The agreement, to be carried out over four years, also calls for qualified mental ...

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  6. Convict appears in court in child rape caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | The Columbian

    ... Linn County, Ore., to two years in prison for third-degree rape and has been serving time at the Oregon State Penitentiary, an online records search shows. He was transferred to Clark County to answer to the latest charges. Battle Ground police ...

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  7. Rajneeshees embraced Portland, opening wild nightclub, hotel that became bomber's targetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | The Oregonian

    ... to a Muslim fundamentalist group, would be convicted of the bombing. He spent five years in the Oregon State Penitentiary. "We find it appalling, disgusting and disappointing people have to resort to these kinds of tactics to express themselves," ...

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  8. Counselor with Multnomah County Sheriff's Office accused of misconductRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | The Oregonian

    ... jail, according to jail logs, and the other is a former jail inmate who is now serving time at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

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  9. Japanese gardens can calm you, kids, prisoners: Lessons on Zen-style 'Visionary Landscapes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | OregonLive.com

    ... to create a Japanese-inspired healing garden between the prison yard and a cellblock at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. He's donating his time, talent and materials to design a respite from the incarceration experience, as well as a place ...

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  10. Inmate dies at Oregon State PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | The Oregonian

    John McCartney, 65, was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead at about 8:54 a.m., Tuesday, January 9. ( According to the Oregon Department of Corrections, authorities found John McCartney, 65, unresponsive in his cell, and he was pronounced dead at about 8:54 a.m. He appeared to have died from natural causes, the department said. McCartney has been held by the department since 2007, on four counts of first-degree sodomy, out of Washington County.

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  11. 15 most bizarre Portland-area crimes of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | OregonLive.com

    ... give me fifties." Anthony Powell's girlfriend, during a privileged visit with Powell at the Oregon State Penitentiary, gave him a long kiss. With their lips locked, the girlfriend passed Powell methamphetamine packaged in multi-colored balloons. ...

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  12. Kiss of death: Woman sentenced to two years in prison after inmate...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | Canada.com

    An Oregon woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Nov. 21, 2017, on a drug conspiracy charge after her inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss at the Oregon State Penitentiary after a prison visit in 2016. FILE - This Nov. 18, 2011 file photo shows the Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem, Ore.

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  13. Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth.

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  14. Meth-laden kiss kills Oregon inmate; girlfriend gets 2 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2017 | Denver Post

    An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth.

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  15. Woman sentenced after meth-laden kiss at US prison killed her inmate partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    An American woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit in June 2016 at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth.

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  16. Oregon woman jailed after her meth-laced kiss kills inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | BBC News

    ... who was stabbed, according to court records. Blair, 46, was visiting her boyfriend at the Oregon State Penitentiary on 2 June 2016 when she passed the drugs. "It was a very Svengali-type situation where he had total control over her life," John ...

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  17. Woman jailed after inmate boyfriend dies of meth-laden kissRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2017 | Fox News

    An Oregon woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on a drug conspiracy charge after her inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss at the Oregon State Penitentiary after a prison visit in 2016. An Oregon woman was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday after her boyfriend died when she passed methamphetamine-filled balloons to him during a single kiss at the end of a prison visit.

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  18. She passed meth to her inmate boyfriend with a kiss. Now he's dead and she's in prison.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    The Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem, Ore., whre an inmate died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit from his girlfriend in 2016. The Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem, Ore., whre an inmate died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit from his girlfriend in 2016.

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  19. Meth-laden kiss leads to prisoner's death, girlfriend sentenced to two yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | ABC News

    A woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit in the United States has been sentenced to two years behind bars on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth.

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  20. Woman jailed after inmate boyfriend dies from meth-laden kissRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | New York Daily News

    An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth.

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