Lane County Jail

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As COVID-19 cases increase, Lane County Jail has housed 26 positive cases over the past month. As of Nov. 2, the jail has performed more than 3,436 COVID-19 tests, and 39 people have tested positive.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Lane County Jail is not immune to the increase. Five new cases have been reported at the jail since last week.

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As of Sunday, some detainees at the Lane County Jail have been on a hunger strike for a total of 11 weeks. Now, some jail workers may also strike.

Eugene Protest Turns Into Riot Downtown

Jul 26, 2020
Nathan Bouquet

A Eugene protest Saturday saw upwards of 300 participants and attracted the attention of counter protestors and the Eugene police.

Nathan Bouquet

Several inmates at the Lane County Jail are into their fifth week of hunger striking. They want better preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the release of pre-trial and medically vulnerable detainees.

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Last Wednesday, five people were arrested while protesting against police brutality outside of Eugene Police Department headquarters. Now, protesters are speaking out about mistreatment while in custody.

Lane County Jail Inmates on 24th Day of Hunger Strike

Jul 15, 2020
Rachael McDonald

Wednesday marks the 24th day of a hunger strike by protestors at the Lane County Jail, and inmates say they have not yet seen any progress towards their demands which include better conditions and health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As of Friday, some detainees in Lane County Jail have been on a hunger strike for 19 days. To show their support, the Lane County Mutual Aid Network held a press conference outside of the jail Friday.

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Wednesday marks the 10th day that Lane County Jail detainees have participated in a hunger strike. This is in response to a lawsuit that was filed against jail supervisors and Gov. Kate Brown, by Bryan MacDonald and three other detainees.

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On June 9, Lane County Jail detainees Bryan MacDonald, Scott Novascone and Thomas Retallick Jr. filed a federal lawsuit against Governor Kate Brown, Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles Zennache, Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold and Lane County Jail Captain Clint Riley. The lawsuit claims the jail has not implemented enough COVID-19 protocols, and have violated their constitutional rights.  

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According to Sgt. Carrie Carver, someone who tested positive for COVID-19 has stayed inside the Lane County Jail. But she said the arrestee remained isolated from others.

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At a press conference Thursday morning, Lane County first responders explained how they are working to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Sheriff Cliff Harrold shared precautions taken in the Lane County Jail.

Courtesy of Steve Sheehan

A Eugene restaurant is cleaning up after being vandalized for the second time in a month—allegedly by the same woman.

Rachael McDonald

In Tuesday’s special election, Lane County voters approved a renewal of a 5-year jail funding levy.

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For the third year in a row, an independent audit shows Lane County has maintained jail bed and youth treatment facilities in accordance with a levy passed in 2013.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, backers hope this makes the case for renewing the levy in May.  

Rachael McDonald

Lane County may reduce the amount of money it’s collecting from its jail bed levy. That’s up to the county’s budget committee, which meets Thursday, May 19th.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Jail has more than doubled its capacity since voters approved a public safety levy in May of 2013. An additional 20 local beds were recently made available.

Lane County Jail

A British man is being held on $1.5-million bail at the Lane County Jail for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Eugene after meeting her online.

22-year-old Gareth Hall of Wales was arrested May 2nd at Chicago O'Hare International Airport when he tried to reenter the United States. A warrant had been issued for his arrest after Eugene Police investigated a trip the man made to Eugene in mid-April.

Eugene Police detective Jed McGuire said Hall had been communicating with a 10-year-old girl in Eugene for several months online before travelling to Oregon to meet her.

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A registered sex offender from Eugene has been arrested on allegations he sexually abused a teenage girl and gave her alcohol and marijuana.

Oregon State Police received information this week from the 15-year-old victim that she had been sexually abused and provided with booze and pot. She told detectives that 55-year-old Melvin "Bud" Richard Stout Jr. of Eugene gave her the intoxicants on more than one occasion. One of those times was at a party in the Crow area in June.