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Oregon Department of Corrections

Oregon Department of Corrections
Patch of the Oregon Department of Corrections.
Agency overview
Employees 4,404
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
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.)[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Salem, Oregon
Agency executive Colette S. Peters, Director
Prisons 14
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.[2]

The state of Oregon does not have private prisons,[3] and as of 2001 outlawed the practice of exporting state prisoners to other states.[4]


  • Facilities 1
  • Fallen officers 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Oregon Department of Corrections operates 14 facilities across the state, with the Oregon State Penitentiary the only Maximum Security facility.

Aerial photograph of the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

Fallen officers

Since the establishment of the Oregon Department of Corrections in 1987, ten officers have died in the line of duty.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Oregon Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  3. ^ page 5
  4. ^ Merchandizing Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization?, by Byron Eugene Price, page 99
  5. ^ 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. 

External links

  • Oregon Department of Corrections website

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