An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Clinton Adams, died the evening of February 14, 2019. Adams was incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.
Adams entered DOC custody on September 5, 2012, out of Washington County, with an earliest release date of January 5, 2022. Adams was 62 years old.
DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 individuals who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state.
Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.
You may recall we recently reported on an in custody death in Salem. This incident was posted February 12th.
EOCI is a multi-custody prison located in Pendleton that houses over 1,700 individuals. The institution is known for its Oregon Corrections Enterprises industries, including a garment factory that produces Prison Blues©, whose products are sold in and outside the United States. Other industries are its embroidery and laundry facilities. EOCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, and inmate work crews. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first adults in custody in June 1985.
Photo: Clinton Adams