Unfortunately, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office—perhaps daunted by the prospect of a never-ending stream of calls for Amanda Huggenkiss and Mike Hunt—declined to provide the specific number or numbers from which jailhouse phone calls originate.
Just before 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, the sheriff’s office reported a medical emergency involving an inmate housed in the medium security jail.
Donovon Flippo, a Proud Boy who has rallied with Patriot Prayer supporters, allegedly participated in an assault on June 8, 2018.
Significantly shorter jail stays and a smaller inmate population set even one of the worst places in the city apart from the rest of the country.
The new year has seen a spate of violent incidents.
John Christopher Marsh allegedly threatened to snap another inmate’s neck at the downtown Portland jail.
“If we don’t have court running it’s hard for us to keep our jail population in balance,” says MCSO spokesman Sgt. Brandon White.
While thorough in its retelling of what happened, there’s disappointingly little exploration of why the team mattered, and how they ended up as Portland folk heroes.
The never used jail has long been a focus of efforts to find a solution to homelessness in Portland.