Kip Kinkel transferred to state prison
Jun 12,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Kinkel transfers from Youth Correctional Facility to Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem

Kipland Philip Kinkel, 24, was transferred Monday to Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem from the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn. The transfer process was uneventful. He was received at OSCI at 10:30 a.m.
 
 
Kip Kinkel - DOC photo 
Kinkel, who was sentenced as an adult, was originally committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections and placed in the physical custody of the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) on November 10, 1999. He was assigned to the Secure Intensive Treatment Program at MacLaren for the duration of his stay with OYA.
 
By state law, the Oregon Youth Authority may only have custody of youthful offenders who are less than 25 years old. Kinkel was transferred in anticipation of his 25th birthday on August 30.
 
Kinkel, who was convicted of multiple counts of murder and attempted murder with a firearm, received a 111-year prison sentence in Lane County on November 2, 1999. His earliest release date is in January 2110. Kinkel
killed his parents, and afterwards two of his classmates while wounding 25 at Thurston High School in Springfield, where he was a student
 
OSCI is a medium-security state prison located three miles east of Salem. The 895-bed facility provides housing and confinement for males serving sentences for felony convictions from all counties of Oregon. The prison traditionally houses the DepartmentĀ“s younger inmates, including those waived to adult prison from juvenile facilities.