Department of Corrections Records Guide

Agency History - Introduction

The Department of Corrections, operating under the authority of ORS 423, is responsible for the central administration of state correctional institutions. The mission of the Department of Corrections is to reduce the risk of criminal conduct through a partnership with communities, with a continuum of community supervision, incarceration, sanctions and services to manage offender behavior. The fundamental value in the continuum of probation, prison and parole is the principle that the least restrictive method be used to manage offender behavior, consistent with public safety.

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State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us