85-year-old man dies in custody of Oregon Dept. of Corrections

Booking photo for Anselmo Salinas

UMATILLA, Ore. – An 85-year-old man who was in custody with the Oregon Department of Corrections died Sunday afternoon, corrections officials said Tuesday.

Anselmo Salinas was incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution, however, he died at a local medical facility. Oregon State Police has been notified, and the medical examiner will find out his cause of death.

Salinas was incarcerated in February after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree attempted sex abuse. His earliest release date was June 27, 2021.

His family has been notified of his death.

From the Department of Corrections:

DOC (Dept. of Corrections) takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 men and women who are incarcerated in the 14 institutions across the state.

TRCI (Two Rivers Correctional Institution) is a multi-custody prison in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 male inmates. TRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including institution and industrial laundry, mattress manufacturing, and sewing. Other institutional work programs include reparation and cleaning of irrigation ditches, maintenance of local baseball fields, and work with local cities and the Hermiston School District. The facility provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, religious services, and behavioral health services. TRCI opened in 2000.

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