Disturbance at the Oregon Youth Correctional Facility Quelled after Four Hours
The Oregon Youth Correctional Facility is back on a normal scheduled today following a four and a half hour incident Sunday night according to Superintendent Ken Jerin.
Superintendent Jerin held a press conference this afternoon at 3:00 and outlined what few details could be released.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. Sunday 11 young people in a unit of 20 between the ages of 14 and 17 years, refused to comply with staff and became unruly to the point where most of the staff left the quadrant and locked the offenders in the area. One staff member was unable to leave and barricaded himself in a control room.
Units from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, both fire and Police, the Oregon State Police and AMR ambulances responded to the scene, including special weapons teams and negotiators.
The disturbance was quelled at around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning and no significant injuries were report by staff or the youths.
The quadrant that was occupied did receive significant damage although no dollar assessment has yet been made.
No additional charges have been leveled at this time as the Oregon State Police are in charge of the investigation and it is ongoing.