An Oregon Department of Corrections inmate died unexpectedly Monday in a local area hospital. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.
Inmate Shawn McMillian, 44, was transported off-site for medical care Sunday, April 3, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m. He was pronounced deceased on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:12 a.m. He had most recently been housed at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton.
McMillian entered DOC custody on August 25, 2015, on five counts of child sex abuse in the first degree out of Lane County. His earliest release date was May 30, 2020.
Next of kin have been notified. No other details are available at this time.
TRCI 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 institution 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.