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New Oregon prison chiefs named

SALEM (AP) — The head of Oregon’s Corrections Department has announced the appointment of new superintendents to lead two state prisons.

The agency said Thursday that Colette Peters has selected John Myrick as superintendent of Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla and Kimberly Hendricks as superintendent of Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend.

Myrick has been the assistant superintendent of security at Two Rivers since March. He’s a 25-year Corrections Department veteran.

Hendricks has been the hearings administrator at agency headquarters in Salem since 2009. She has spent the past 13 years with the department, starting as safety manager at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in 2001.

Two Rivers is a medium- and minimum-security prison that houses approximately 1,800 male inmates.

Shutter Creek is a minimum-security prison located on the Oregon coast. It houses about 300 male inmates who are within four years of release.


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