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Assault by Inmate Results in Death

The inmate who died is 29-year old Robert Haws of Salem.

29-year old Robert Haws of Salem
29-year old Robert Haws of Salem died from an injury inflicted by another inmate in Marion County Jail.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Unit were called upon to investigate an inmate-to-inmate assault in the Marion County jail.

The initial incident occurred at approximately 10:30am, on July 13th, when two inmates were involved in a dispute that resulted in one inmate receiving a head injury. No weapons were involved.

The incident occurred in the recreation yard in the minimum security cellblock. The yard is available to inmates and supervised by deputies and security staff.

Deputies responded to the aid of the injured inmate. He was evaluated by the on-duty Nurse and upon her direction, transported to the Salem Hospital for further treatment.

Our office was advised by Salem Hospital that the inmate had succumbed to his injury at approximately 7:30pm, Monday evening. He was identified as Robert Haws, 29, of Salem. Haws had been in the custody of the jail since June, serving a misdemeanor sentence. He had additional charges pending for delivery of marijuana, reckless endangering and attempting to elude.

Detectives are being assisted with their investigation by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office. Their reports are being submitted to the District Attorney's Office. The case will be presented to the Grand Jury at a future date, after the investigation is complete, to determine if any charges will be filed.

Until the Grand Jury has completed its review, the name of the other inmate will be withheld.

Source: News release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office

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tracy September 7, 2010 5:08 pm (Pacific time)

please if you are a family member of this man, i have some information i need to pass on to you , you can email me at, and i will contact you

J.M.Graves July 24, 2010 5:08 pm (Pacific time)

CORRUPT, same as it's been since Francke's murder! You and I Both know it - same county, same city, same state and same circumstances - about to have blown a whictle on a corrupt "official" of their (corrupted) "Law". NOT having Internal Affairs in there "investigating" it Ensures the truth will doubtfully Ever be legally recognized or known, same as with Francke, right!!! Oregon is Disgusting when it comes to doing and treating people Right - they helped kill the emperor too, remember! Internal Affairs NEED to be in there, and I am going to the top government in Oregon and raise hell about it! Dumb-shits tehy are and All who believe them!

July 21, 2010 9:01 am (Pacific time)

The jail has several lawsuits for lack of medical care to inmates. I would not be surprised if they neglected any and all care until he was actually found unconscious and unresponsive. During a deposition, there was a statement made by two nurses that, unless there was some life-threatening injury, they did not have to provide ANY care at all to anyone in their jail house.

 They said their rules and policies were clear and they believed them to be legal. Their "jail" doctor who set up the rules agreed that the Constitution only requires care for severely injured inmates. I guess that a lot of people are suffering from needless pain and suffering due to the POS people at the Marion County Jail.

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