Oregon Department of Corrections
|Oregon Department of Corrections|
Patch of the Oregon Department of Corrections
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||State of Oregon, USA|
|Map of Oregon Department of Corrections's jurisdiction.|
|Size||98,466 square miles (255,030 km2)|
|Population||3,930,065 (2013 est.)|
|Agency executive||Colette S. Peters, Director|
|Oregon DOC Website|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Oregon Department of Corrections is the agency of the U.S. state of Oregon charged with managing a system of 14 state prisons since its creation by the state legislature in 1987. In addition to having custody of offenders sentenced to prison for more than 12 months, the agency provides program evaluation, oversight and funding for the community corrections activities of county governments. It is also responsible for interstate compact administration, jail inspections, and central information and data services regarding felons throughout the state. It has its headquarters in Salem.
The Oregon Department of Corrections operates 14 facilities across the state, with the Oregon State Penitentiary the only Maximum Security facility.
- Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
- Columbia River Correctional Institution (595 inmate capacity)
- Deer Ridge Correctional Institution
- Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
- Mill Creek Correctional Facility
- Oregon State Correctional Institution
- Oregon State Penitentiary
- Powder River Correctional Facility (366 inmate capacity)
- Santiam Correctional Institution (440 inmate capacity)
- Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (260 inmate capacity)
- South Fork Forest Camp (200 inmate capacity)
- Snake River Correctional Institution
- Two Rivers Correctional Institution
- Warner Creek Correctional Facility (496 inmate capacity)
Male death row inmates are held at Oregon State Penitentiary. Women on death row are held at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility until shortly before their execution. The execution chamber is at Oregon State Penitentiary.
An effort in 1996 had about 12% of Oregon's prisoner population exported to private facilities run by Corrections Corporation of America in Texas and Arizona. The experiment ended after escapes, sexual contact between guards and inmates at Central Arizona Detention Center, and a controversy related to CCA's housing of 240 Oregon sex offenders in a private facility near Houston Intercontinental Airport. Local authorities were only notified of their presence after two had escaped.
Since the establishment of the Oregon Department of Corrections in 1867, ten officers have died in the line of duty.
- List of law enforcement agencies in Oregon
- List of United States state correction agencies
- Oregon Youth Authority
- Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
- Harry Minto
- Harry Tracy
- Michael Francke
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- "Contact Us." Oregon Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
- "Capital Punishment in Oregon -Statistics ." Oregon Department of Corrections. Retrieved on February 19, 2016.
- http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/inc_Too_Good_to_be_True.pdf page 5
- Merchandizing Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization?, by Byron Eugene Price, page 99
- "Oregon inmate escapes at Ariz. prison". Tucson Citizen. Associated Press. 9 September 1996. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- "Idaho Prison Contractor Investigated On Sex Charges". The Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. 10 October 1997. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- "Texas authorities fuming over Oregon inmate escape". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. 10 August 1996. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- The Officer Down Memorial Page
- "Oregon Department of Corrections - Present Duties and Responsibilities". Oregon Blue Book (Online). Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
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