Inmate From Santiam Correctional Institution Escapes

An inmate from the Santiam Correctional Institution is on the loose.  Now Oregon’s Department of Corrections is asking for your help to find him.

Jordan Stevens was in a van, taking him back to prison from a work crew assignment. The van stopped at a traffic light in Salem, between Liberty and High Street. The prisoner opened the door, and ran off, around 3:15 PM Wednesday.

Stevens is described as a white male, 27 years old, about 180 pounds, 6’3″ tall, with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and an orange and blue shirt. He’s been in prison since December of 2021, on charges of unauthorized vehicle use in Jefferson, Douglas and Marion Counties.

If you know where he is, officials say don’t approach him, instead call the Oregon State Police or Department of Corrections.

More about: