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Department of Corrections: Agency Subdivisions

The central Department of Corrections offices are in the Dome Building in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The central Department of Corrections offices are in the Dome Building in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Office of the Inspector General
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Phone: 503-945-0945
Fax: 503-373-7092
Contact: Leonard Williamson, Inspector General

Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of the Inspector General was created in 1990 as recommended by an investigative report to the governor. The inspector general has broad responsibility for oversight of suspected, alleged or actual misconduct within the DOC, reporting to the director and deputy and to other officials as required by law and the DOC Code of Conduct. Specifically, the inspector general investigates suspected wrongdoings by inmates, staff, contractors, volunteers and inmate visitors, and conducts disciplinary hearings in accordance with established rules and relevant case law for inmates accused of rule violations.


Office of Planning and Budget
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Phone: 503-945-9007
Fax: 503-945-7150
Contact: Nathan Allen, Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of Planning and Budget is responsible for the budget development, budget management and financial analysis activities of the agency, including determining the resources necessary to support existing and growing offender populations. The office develops and executes the department’s Long-Range Construction Plan to ensure appropriate institutions are in place to house offenders entering the system.

Office of Population Management
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Phone: 503-378-6174
Fax: 503-378-6191
Contact: Jamie Breyman, Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities: Created in 2006, the Office of Population Management is responsible for developing and implementing agency inmate population management strategies to plan for the forecasted inmate population. The office is responsible for new prison construction, community development, capacity and resource management, inmate classification and the interstate corrections compact.

General Services Division
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Phone: 503-945-9017
Fax: 503-373-1173
Contact: Tami Dohrman, Assistant Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The General Services Division comprises Information Systems, Facilities Services, Central Distribution and Fiscal Services. The Information Systems Unit is responsible for the Department of Corrections’ network, desktop technical support, and applications development and maintenance. Other users of the department’s automated systems include law enforcement agencies, county corrections agencies, the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, district attorneys and the courts. The Facilities Services Section oversees new prison construction and maintenance of current institutions. Facilities Services and Central Distribution support the operation of Oregon’s prisons and administrative facilities. Fiscal Services manages the accounting, central trust, commissary, purchasing and warehouse operations for the entire department.

Operations Division
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-0470
Phone: 503-945-0950
Fax: 503-373-1173
Contact: Mike Gower, Assistant Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The Operations Division is responsible for the central administration and management of Oregon’s prisons, including security, inmate transfers, transportation, security threat group (gang) management, emergency preparedness, most inmate work crew activities and inmate health and mental health treatment.

Emergency Preparedness
Duties and Responsibilities: Emergency preparedness efforts are designed to protect the lives and property of the public, staff and inmates through a well-planned and coordinated system that includes department and community resources. A strong emphasis is placed on prevention of emergencies. The DOC conducts emergency exercises and security audits to sharpen skills and ensure the evolution and effectiveness of the emergency preparedness system.

Health Services

Duties and Responsibilities: Health Services comprises all medical, dental and mental health services for inmates in the custody of the agency. The state has a moral and legal obligation to provide health care for inmates. The federal courts have mandated that inmates, though incarcerated, remain entitled to community-standard medical care. All DOC health care programs have passed accreditation standards set by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.


Inmate Work Crews

Duties and Responsibilities: The DOC contracts with local, state and federal governmental agencies, and non-profit and private entities for the use of inmate labor and services on work projects. Crews of supervised minimum-custody inmates perform work such as park maintenance, flood control and clean-up, upkeep of parkways, litter control of community roads, groundskeeping, community beautification projects, seasonal gleaning of field crops for use in local food banks, fire fighting, forest lands restoration and hazardous fuels removal.


Government Efficiencies and Communications
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Phone: 503-945-9092
Fax: 503-947-1034
Contact: Heidi Stewart, Assistant Director

Duties and Responsibilities: Government Efficiencies and Communications is charged with furthering the DOC’s mission through close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. The division is comprised of Project Management, Research, Rules, Central Services and the Office of Public Affairs, which coordinates all media, legislative and legal matters. Key objectives and services include developing and disseminating
statistical and narrative information about the DOC’s mission, policies, programs and services to a broad array of stakeholders; managing implementation of agency-wide and intra-agency projects requiring the expertise of professional project managers; providing a full range of public affairs and government relations services for the department; providing research and data to support evidence-based programs; and coordinating agency rulemaking.


Offender Management and Rehabilitation Division
Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Phone: 503-945-9050
Fax: 503-373-7810
Contact: Chane Griggs, Assistant Director

Duties and Responsibilities: The Offender Management and Rehabilitation Division develops and delivers effective outcome-based interventions to inmates in Oregon’s prisons. Using seven criminogenic risk factors, staff assesses each inmate during the intake process at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and creates an individualized corrections plan. Correctional programs specified in an inmate’s corrections plan may include work skills development, parenting, education, training, thinking changes, health care, mental health care, alcohol and drug treatment, work experience and re-entry services such as job placement and housing to support their transition back into the community. Additionally, all inmates are eligible to participate in religious services. Automated systems track the inmates’ progress in pursuing their plans as well as their behavior and conduct.

Community Corrections
Contact: Jeremiah Stromberg, Assistant Director of Community Corrections

Duties and Responsibilities: Through inter-governmental agreements with 34 of Oregon’s counties, the Community Corrections unit oversees, advocates for, and works in partnership with all of the community corrections offices throughout the state. County community corrections agencies provide supervision, services and sanctions to felony offenders in their communities. Parole and probation officers monitor the behavior and compliance of more than 30,000 felony offenders living in Oregon’s communities. They enforce conditions of supervision set by the court for those on probation and by the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision for those who have been released from prison. State funding administered through the Community Corrections unit supports both the supervision of felony offenders and the development of community-based sanctions and correctional treatment programs.


Offender Information and Sentence Computation Unit
Duties and Responsibilities: The Offender Information and Sentence Computation Unit (OISC) calculates and updates the length of all prison terms based on information provided by the courts. OISC also is the repository for legal files pertaining to offenders who have been, or currently are, under the custody or supervision of the DOC. The unit is responsible for the maintenance of the department’s official offender records.

Religious Services

Duties and Responsibilities: The agency’s oldest correctional program, Religious Services provides worship services, study and music programs, serious illness/death notifications, and pastoral counseling to meet mandates of the U.S. Constitution, Oregon Constitution and judicial decisions. Through its chaplains and volunteers, Religious Services provides mandated and innovative services in a cost-effective manner.

State Prisons

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Address: 24499 SW Grahams Ferry Rd., PO Box 9000, Wilsonville 97070-9000
Phone: 503-570-6400
Fax: 503-570-6417
Contact: Kim Brockamp, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is a 1,672-bed dual-mission facility that comprises Oregon Corrections Intake Center for men and women as well as a multi- custody, full-service women’s prison. Virtually all inmates entering Oregon’s prisons are initially housed at Coffee Creek. During an approximately four-week assessment period, individual corrections plans are designed for each inmate, after which inmates are assigned to a prison.

Columbia River Correctional Institution
Address: 9111 NE Sunderland Ave., Portland 97211-1799
Phone: 503-280-6646
Fax: 503-280-6012
Contact: Joe DeCamp, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Columbia River Correctional Institution is a 540-bed minimum security prison located in northeast Portland. The prison houses 500 male inmates in dormitories. Major program activities for most inmates include community service work projects, institution support and maintenance work, and educational and cognitive skills classes. Inmates may also participate in therapeutic programs designed to address serious addiction and substance abuse problems.

Deer Ridge Correctional Institution
Address: 3920 Ashwood Rd., Madras 97741
Phone: 541-325-5999
Contact: Rick Angelozzi, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, the newest prison in Oregon, is located near Madras in central Oregon. The prison is comprised of a 644-bed minimum security facility and a 1,223-bed medium security facility. The DOC has appointed a Prison Advisory Committee (PAC) consisting of representatives from Jefferson County who provide representation from a cross-section of backgrounds and local interests. The purpose of the PAC is to serve as a citizen advisory group to DOC regarding correctional issues and other DOC activities that may affect communities in Jefferson County.

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
Address: 2500 Westgate, Pendleton 97801-9699
Phone: 541-276-0700
Fax: 541-276-1841
Contact: Rick Coursey, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) was authorized in 1983 by the Oregon Legislature as the first medium-security adult male correctional facility outside of Marion County. EOCI facilities were previously a state mental hospital with many of the buildings constructed in 1913. The facility accomo­dates a maximum of 1,711 inmates and is one of the largest employers in the Pendleton area.


EOCI provides a variety of educational, training and work experiences for inmates as well as programs to prepare indviduals for their return to society. The Prison Blues™ line of denim clothing is manufactured in the garment factory. The institution shops provide work and training for inmates in a number of trades and a commercial laundry meets the needs of the facility as well as a number of local industries and public service agencies. EOCI partners with a local community college to give inmates opportunities to complete the General Education Development (GED) test and participate in other educational programs. A pre-release alcohol and drug treatment program is also available, as well as day treatment and special housing for inmates in need of mental health care.

Mill Creek Correctional Facility
Address: 5465 Turner Rd. SE, Salem 97301-9400
Phone: 503-378-2600, ext. 221
Fax: 503-378-8235
Contact: Jeff Premo, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) is a minimum-security prison, in operation since 1929, housing 310 inmates. All inmates are within three years of release and most have successfully completed required correctional programs prior to being assigned to MCCF. The facility prepares inmates for transition and release to the community by providing a variety of work programs and training opportunities.

Oregon State Correctional Institution
Address: 3405 Deer Park Dr. SE, Salem 97310-9385
Phone: 503-373-0100
Fax: 503-378-8919
Contact: Rob Persson, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Oregon State Correctional Institution, a men’s medium-security transitional release facility located near Salem, was established by the 1955 Legislature and became fully operational in 1959. The 892-bed facility focuses on providing transition programs and work skills to inmates who have less than three years to serve but who are not suitable for housing in a minimum-security environment. Work and skills training opportunities include printing and tele-communication services for state agencies.

Oregon State Penitentiary
Address: 2605 State St., Salem 97310-0505
Phone: 503-378-2445
Fax: 503-378-3897
Contact: Jeff Premo, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP), Oregon’s first state prison, was originally located in Portland in 1851. In 1866 it was moved to a 26-acre site in Salem. OSP is the state’s only maximum-security prison, accomodating up to 2,150 inmates. In addition to general population housing, there is a disciplinary segregation unit, a special management unit, and an infirmary. The penitentiary’s 196-bed, self-contained Intensive Management Unit provides programs, housing and control for maximum-custody male inmates who are disruptive or pose a substantial threat to staff and other inmates, as well as those inmates with a sentence of death. Penitentiary inmates may work in Oregon Corrections Enterprises’ shops including a furniture factory, metal shop, upholstery shop and a commercial laundry.

Powder River Correctional Facility
Address: 3600 13th St., Baker City 97814-1346
Phone: 541-523-6680
Fax: 541-523-6678
Contact: Brad Cain, Operations Manager

Duties and Responsibilities: Powder River Correctional Facility houses 286 adult male inmates. The facility operates a 178-bed alternative incarceration addictions-treatment program where inmates follow a strict regimen of work, education, treatment, physical exercise and service to the community. Inmates perform institution- or community-based work projects for government, private sector and non-profit organizations in Baker County and surrounding counties. All inmates are expected to participate in and successfully complete transition programming designed to address their individual needs.

Santiam Correctional Institution
Address: 4005 Aumsville Hwy. SE, Salem 97301-9112
Phone: 503-378-5558, ext. 259
Fax: 503-378-8235
Contact: Paula Myers, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) is a minimum-security prison located in southeast Salem that accommodates 400 male inmates in four dormitories. The department has operated the building as a correctional institution since 1977. SCI houses inmates who are within six months of release, and emphasizes programs that increase the inmates’ chances of successful re-entry into their communities. In addition to transitional programs, the prison’s work crews provide inmates with work experience at DOC facilities and other government agencies.

Shutter Creek Correctional Institution
Address: 95200 Shutters Landing Ln., North Bend 97459-0303
Phone: 541-756-6666
Fax: 541-756-6888
Contact: Tim Causey, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) is a 260-bed minimum-security prison located in North Bend. Prior to its conversion to a prison in 1990, the site was an Air National Guard radar station. Staff provides supervision and programming for 100 male general population inmates as well as 150 male inmates in the Oregon SUMMIT Program. SUMMIT is a voluntary alternative incarceration program in which eligible inmates may earn reductions to their prison terms. Those who fail to make adequate progress are removed from the program and returned to general population. Other SCCI programs include work, general education, alcohol and drug education, cognitive restructuring, and anger management.

Snake River Correctional Institution
Address: 777 Stanton Blvd., Ontario 97914-0595
Phone: 541-881-5000
Fax: 541-881-5460
Contact: Mark Nooth, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) is a multi-security facility that opened in 1991with 648 beds. In 1995, the Legislature approved construction of 1,350 additional beds. SRCI is now Oregon’s largest prison with 105 acres inside the perimeter. SRCI has 2,416 medium-security beds, 174 minimum-security beds and 494 special-housing beds. SRCI employs more than 800 corrections professionals. Inmate work programs include a call center, training in building maintenance and a construction technology program in which inmates build modular buildings.

South Fork Forest Camp
Address: 48300 Wilson River Hwy., Tillamook 97141-9799
Phone: 503-842-2811
Fax: 503-842-7943
Contact: Joe DeCamp, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC) was established in 1951 following the catastrophic Tillamook Burn, and is operated in partnership with the Department of Forestry. SFFC is located 28 miles east of Tillamook and houses 200 minimum-security inmates. SFFC inmates perform numerous reforestation projects in the Tillamook Burn area and are screened, selected, trained and deployed to fight wildfires throughout the state. SFFC also operates an on-site salmon/steelhead rearing pond in cooperation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Two Rivers Correctional Institution
Address: 82911 Beach Access Rd., Umatilla 97882
Phone: 541-922-2001
Fax: 541-922-2011
Contact: Steve Franke, Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) opened in phases between December 1999 and September 2001. It now houses 1,802 male inmates. TRCI is designated as an education/work facility for long-term inmates. Its programs focus on Adult Basic Education and the General Educational Development (GED) test. Inside work activities include institution maintenance, a commercial laundry and furniture-making. The prison provides minimum-custody inmate work crews for community service and the Oregon Food Bank. It also sends crews for other work projects, primarily under contract with government agencies.

Warner Creek Correctional Facility
Address: 20654 Rabbit Hill Rd., Lakeview 97630
Phone: 541-947-8200
Fax: 541-947-8231
Contact: Steve Brown Superintendent

Duties and Responsibilities: Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) is a 400-bed dormitory-style minimum security prison for males. All inmates are within four years of release and most have successfully completed required correctional programs prior to being assigned to WCCF. The facility prepares inmates for transition and release to the community by providing a variety of work and training programs. Major activities include community service work projects, institution support and maintenance work, and cognitive skills classes. Activities for skill building include transition preparation classes, parenting education, religious services and general education classes.

Oregon Corrections Enterprises
Address: 3691 State St., Salem 97301
Phone: 503-428-5500
Fax: 503-363-4170
Contact: Rob Killgore, Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities: Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) was created by the voters in 1999 to streamline the department’s efforts to put all inmates to work. OCE is a semi-independent state agency. Its administrator reports to the director of the DOC.


Most DOC inmates are required to participate in work and training assignments 40 hours each week. Inmate work opportunities are divided into three categories: prison industries, private partnerships and inmate work crews. OCE manages the first two. Work is a major component of the Oregon Accountability Model, teaching inmates skills that translate into gainful employment upon release, potentially reducing repeat offenses.


OCE’s ventures include commercial laundry operations that serve both public and private institutions and businesses throughout the state; a garment factory that produces the Prison Blues™ line of clothing; a furniture factory producing cabinetry, custom office furniture and other furnishings; a metal shop producing gates, tables, lockers, boat docks and other items; and services to public- and private-sector customers including publishing and printing, telecommunications, mailing, and computer-aided design services.


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