A Umatilla prison inmate serving time for kidnapping died Monday morning.
Avis Woodrum, 60, was being treated for an unspecified condition when he died in the Health Services Unit of the Two Rivers Correctional Institution, according to an Oregon Department of Corrections news release on Tuesday.
Emergency medical technicians pronounced Woodrum dead at 8:53 a.m.
“As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation,” said the release.
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Woodrum had been in corrections’ department custody since August 2011 on one count of kidnapping in Marion County. His earliest release date was March 25, 2017.
His family has been notified of his death. No other details were released.
The 16-year-old Umatilla facility is a multi-custody prison with about 1,800 male inmates.
Inmates can work in an institution and industrial laundry, mattress manufacturing and sewing.
Other institution work programs include cleaning of irrigation ditches, maintenance of local baseball fields and work with local cities and the Hermiston School District, said the release.