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Inmate escapes from state prison in Portland


An inmate serving time on a burglary conviction escaped early Sunday morning from the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland by breaking a kitchen window, the Oregon Department of Corrections reported.

Oregon State Police and Portland Police Department responded after CRCI staff discovered inmate Danny Spillers missing around 5:30 a.m., Sunday, August 2 , after discovering a broken window in the kitchen area.

Spillers is a 35-year-old caucasian male, 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes. He is most likely wearing blue jeans with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange (or red shorts), and a blue t-shirt with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Spillers entered DOC custody on June 9 on four counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle out of Multnomah County. His earliest release date was April 13 , 2017.

Anyone with information regarding Spillers whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888 .

CRCI is a minimum-security facility that houses nearly 600 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility is focused on cognitive programming, work programs, and preparing inmates for return to the community.

CRCI is home to a 50-bed cognitive restructuring Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP). Individuals who successfully complete this 180-day in-prison program are released to the community for a 90-day transitional leave period. Individuals who successfully complete the transitional leave period are granted a reduction in their sentence and move to post-prison supervision.

CRCI is located on a 26-acre site in northeast Portland and officially in opened in September 1990 .

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