Inmate’s death in Malheur County Jail followed lapses in security checks

The bedding and slippers as Oregon State Police troopers found them last November as they investigated the death of an inmate at the Malheur County Jail in Vale. (Oregon State Police photo)

VALE – The disturbing end to a troubled man’s life in a Malheur County jail cell last fall drew scant public attention.

Yet interviews and government records obtained by the Malheur Enterprise . . .

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