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Adult In Custody Arrested After Walking Away From A Laundry Sorting Building in February at the Oregon State Penitentiary In Salem


Update: An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody who walked away from a Laundry Sorting Center Building at the Oregon State Penitentiary the morning of February 16, 2022 is back in custody. 

Bohanna McQuiston was arrested the evening of March 29, 2022 by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Vancouver, Washington. He is currently in custody at the Clark County Jail.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: February 16, 2022

Bohanna McQuiston walked away from an Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) laundry sorting building on the grounds of the Oregon State Penitentiary at 2605 State Street in Salem. McQuiston was last seen at approximately 6:00 AM at the laundry sorting building.

Bohanna McQuiston, 40 is a white male weighing 160 lbs., 5’ 11’’ tall, with hazel eyes and red hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and a blue denim jacket. McQuiston has an unknown direction of travel from the facility.

McQuiston entered Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on January 11, 2021, on two counts of burglary out of Clackamas County and one count of burglary out of Washington County. His earliest release date is February 6, 2024. He was housed at Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) and was working as a laundry worker for OCE.

The DOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Oregon State Police are investigating. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888, the non-emergency number of their local police department, or the DOC Fugitive Apprehension Unit at 503-569-0734. Do not approach Fugitive McQuiston.

McQuiston is housed at Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI), a minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 440 adults in custody who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. SCI provides a range of other correctional programs and services including education, transition programs, and religious services. The building that is now SCI was constructed in 1946 and was originally used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. Over the years it was used for a variety of correctional purposes until, in 1990, it opened as SCI.

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