Ore. State Penitentiary ends 3-day lockdown
Saturday, January 21, 2012
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon State Penitentiary ends a lockdown that went into effect Thursday after high water from Mill Creek threatened the 146-year-old facility.
Prison officials cancelled visitations and most inmate programs, though most work duties were permitted to continue.
Prison staff moved their vehicles off of the main site, but the prison was otherwise unaffected.
The lockdown's end on Saturday returned the prison to normal operating procedure.