ONTARIO, Ore. – A man who was found guilty of criminal charges in Jackson County died while in state custody. The Oregon Department of Corrections said 71-year-old John Francis Ross passed away on the afternoon of November 6. He was ...

Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon serial rapist is set to be released from prison after nearly 36 years behind bars, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Saturday. Richard Troy Gillmore was known as the “Jogger Rapist” for assaulting nine girls ...

COOS COUNTY, Ore.— The Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in Coos County is expected to close by December 31. Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins says Governor Kate Brown brought up the idea of shutting down the prison two years ago but ...

SALEM, Ore — More than 200 of the state’s serious juvenile offenders may soon be eligible for a conditional release or a parole hearing under Governor Kate Brown’s new commutation plan. “Governor Brown believes that we must put more emphasis ...

COOS COUNTY, Ore. —A Coos County prison that’s slated to close in January, has many people in the community still fighting to keep it open. The Shutter Creek Correctional Facility is one of 3 facilities that Governor Brown slated to close ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in 2016, Robert Lee Chaffee ran down another man with his car after an argument. The victim suffered a broken leg and other injuries. In 2017, Chaffee was acquitted of attempted murder, ...

COOS BAY, Ore. — A new Facebook page has been created in an effort to save a state prison in Coos County. This comes after Governor Kate Brown’s proposal to shut it down for budgetary reasons. Mike Castaldo is a ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — A federal judge ordering state officials to immediately offer state prison inmates the COVID-19 vaccine. The judge’s ruling essentially says inmates should have already been offered the vaccine. It puts the inmates in the same group as ...

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate incarcerated at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution died from COVID-19 this afternoon. It says the inmate was between 55 and 66 years old. The DOC says anyone entering it’s properties ...

COOS CO., Or- Governor Brown’s proposed budget plan released this week calls for the closure of three state prisons. But according to a county commissioner, the closure of these prisons will have a huge impact on the communities. The governor ...

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