Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 1983 The torn window screens and peeling paint are a contrast with the delicate scientific equipment in a room in the security unit at Oregon State Hospital. The equipment provides a fast, detailed analysis of prisoners’ urine in an integral part of a program called Cornerstone, which attempts to wean inmates […]
Philadelphia Inquirer – October 3, 1983 A mental patient who inadvertently killed 47 people in 1942 when the cockroach poison he mistook for powdered milk was used in scrambled eggs at a hospital has died of apparent head injuries. George A. Nosen, 68, who was institutionalized in the Oregon State Hospital for 41 years, died […]
Miami Herald – June 20, 1983 Roy D’Autremont, who led his two brothers on what became known as the last great American train robbery, has died in a nursing home. He was 83. Mr. D’Autremont, who died Friday, blew up a Southern Pacific mail car in 1923 at a rail tunnel south of Ashland in […]
From the Bend Bulletin, April 27 1974
From the Oregonian March 3, 1971 – not linkable. Some patients in an Oregon State Hospital ward celebrated last Christmas and New Year’s with some alcoholic cheer, The Oregonian learned Monday.
On June 27, 1969, Jerome Brudos pleaded guilty to the slayings of three young women.
Arthur Wiens, Joseph Matarazzo, Kenneth Gaver, from the Journal of Clinical Psychology; April 1959, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p191-193, 3p [Arthur Wiens began his career at the Topeka State Hospital in Topeka, Kansas where he was employed as a clinical psychologist from 1949-53. In 1954, he moved to the west coast, and worked as an […]
From Time Magazine, November 30, 1942, Vol. 40, Issue 22 Assistant Cook A. M. McKillop was short-handed and in a tearing hurry. His supper menu at the Oregon State Hospital for the Insane, in Salem, called for scrambled eggs. He needed powdered milk to make them. Against the rules he dispatched a kitchen-helper inmate to […]
From the Oregonian, November 19, 1942 – not available elsewhere online
From the Oregonian, August 17, 1930 How to care for Oregon’s criminally insane, many of whom must have constant supervision of trained attendants, is one of the serious problems that will be referred to the Oregon legislature when it convenes next January.