This is where Ruth Christine did her prison sentence. I strongly supported the Christines. After she got out, her family quietly got her back to England. Maybe THIS was why it was so quiet?
Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 6:00 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 7:18 PM
"....Such encounters, illegal even if the inmate consents, have gone on for years at the women's prison in Wilsonville. Abusive workers use their power over inmates. They take advantage of a thousand blind spots on prison grounds. They count on the inmates' code against snitching.
And, it turns out, they could count on the failure of the Oregon Corrections Department to stop the abuse.
"I came here to pay my consequences, not to become a victim of a crime," Golden's victim told The Oregonian.
The illegal conduct traces to 2002 -- about a year after the prison opened. Supervisors learned of the crimes by Golden and three others at Coffee Creek in 2008 -- resulting in unprecedented state settlements with 17 victims. Yet reports of abuse continue. Two men were arrested this spring and a third is under suspicion for alleged incidents from 2010 through last July.
Interviews, a three-hour tour of Coffee Creek and a review of trial transcripts, depositions, police reports and budget documents by The Oregonian reveal rampant problems and missed opportunities to fix them. The newspaper found: FULL STORY