Oregon State Correctional Institution
|Location||Salem, Oregon, United States
|Security class||Medium (male)|
|Managed by||Oregon Department of Corrections|
Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) is a 33-acre (130,000 m2) medium security prison located in Salem, Oregon, United States and is operated by the Oregon Department of Corrections. Established by an act of the Oregon State Legislature in 1955, the prison opened in 1959 and has a capacity of 880 male inmates.
OSCI typically houses younger inmates, including those who began their sentence in a youth facility. Inmates at OSCI have opportunities working in its print shop and mail room, and provide telephone services for the Oregon Health Plan. Inmates have access to education programs, drug and alcohol treatment, and mental health treatment. In recent years, OSCI has designated 500 of its beds for transitional release inmates (those who are within six months of release from prison) with focused efforts on preparing them for release to the community.
- Kipland Kinkel, perpetrator of the 1998 Thurston High School shooting in Springfield, Oregon
- "DOC Operations Division: Oregon State Correctional Institution". Oregon Department of Corrections. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
- "Oregon State Correction Institution Facts" (PDF). Oregon Department of Corrections. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
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