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Browning temporarily at Coffey Creek


Former Forest Grove attorney and convicted felon awaiting word of permanent placement

Convicted felon Bob Browning was transferred from the Washington County Jail to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville on Tuesday, June 4, and is still there awaiting transfer to a more permanent correctional home, according to his daughter, Lisa Maisel.

Coffee Creek serves as a transitional facility while prisoners await a new spot. “With him, they have to find a special medical bed,” said Maisel, who has been told that the three possible locations for her dad would be Tillamook, Salem or Ontario (near the Idaho border).

Browning, a former land-use lawyer and municipal court judge, could stay at Coffee Creek for as long as six weeks, she said.

Browning was sentenced to 40 months in prison June 3 for criminal mistreatment related to money he illegally removed from the accounts of his mother and mother-in-law.

He was also sentenced to five years of probation, which usually starts after a person serves a sentence, but for Browning started Friday, May 31, the first day of his sentencing hearing.

With time off for good behavior (calculated at six days for every 30 days served) Browning could be out in 32 months — or less, depending on whether he works or takes classes in prison, which can increase the time-off calculation.