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Oregon Inmate Search

State inmates housed in correctional facilities – including county jails, state penitentiaries, work camps, correctional institutions, or detention facilities – will have Oregon inmate search records containing personal information and official information of the incarcerated person. Inmate records may include personal information such as full name, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, ID number, and housing facility. While, the official records may consist of criminal records, arrest records, warrants, court dates, bail and bond sum, mugshot, and more.

How do I find an inmate in Oregon?

The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) prepared an online inmate locator tool called the Oregon Offender Search (OOS) system that functions to help public members to obtain inmates’ documentation. To utilize the search tool, a person will need to supply basic information about an inmate such as their first, middle, and last name or using the offender’s SID number. The search results will show individuals regarding the current housing location of the prisoner, including their custody status, potential release date, and criminal charges. The search can be modified to be as specific as possible to narrow down the search result.

Where are Oregon inmates housed?

State inmates are housed in the Oregon prison system that consists of 14 prison facilities, inclusive of correctional institutions, work camps, and a state penitentiary. The state-run facilities operated and overseen by the Oregon Department of Corrections are:

  1. Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF)
  2. Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI)
  3. Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI)
  4. Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI)
  5. Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF)
  6. Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI)
  7. Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP)
  8. Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF)
  9. Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI)
  10. Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI)
  11. Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI)
  12. South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC)
  13. Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI)
  14. Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF)

Oregon County Jails

Aside from state prisons, inmates with misdemeanor offenses or short sentencing time are mostly to be held in county jail, detention center, city jail, or police jail. These facilities are managed by local law enforcement agencies, such as the local Sheriff’s Office or the police department, and have their own inmate search database and inmate roster. A few of the county jails are known for detaining a large amount of inmate, for instance:

Multnomah County Jail

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for administrating the county jail with the direct leadership of Sheriff Michael Reese. The county jail has a daily inmate average of 747 inmates with a maximum population of 1032 inmates.

Washington County Jail

The Washington County Jail has an average daily inmate count of 500 people which consists of both male inmates and female inmates. The detention center is managed by the county Sheriff’s Office and led by Sheriff Pat Garrett

Clackamas County Jail

The Clackamas County Jail is located in Oregon City, Oregon, and is managed by the local Sheriff’s Office while being supervised by Sheriff Craig Roberts. The facility houses around 300 inmates on a daily average and consists of male and female inmates.

How do you contact an inmate in Oregon?

Mail

Individuals can contact an inmate by sending them cards, pictures, and letters via mails. Both receiving and sending parties will need to comply with the mailing policies prepared by the Oregon Department of Corrections. All incoming mails will be opened, read, and inspected to make sure that neither the content of the letters nor the content of the mails consists of anything that may threaten the safety and security of the facility. Legal mails, however, will be exempted from being read by correctional offices but will be opened and inspected only in the presence of the inmate.

The sender will need to include their name and return address on the envelope they sent to the facility. The address format for mails is as such:

Inmate Name, SID Number

Facility Name

  1. O. Box or Street Address

City, State, Zip Code

Email

Despite inmates not having access to a computer or the internet, friends, and family can still send electronic messages to a prisoner in Oregon state. This service is provided by AccessCorrections for a certain charge per message sent. The messages will be received by the facility mailroom and will be printed out, inspected, and read, before getting delivered as regular mail to the inmate. More information regarding electronic messages can be read here.

Phone calls

Telmate is the phone service provider that allows inmates to make outgoing calls to their friends and family for a certain amount of fee. The Telmate service offer collect calls and prepaid calls for the inmate to choose from when calling someone. Friends and family can place funds into the inmate’s telephone account by calling 1-866-516-0115 or visiting the website at telmate.com. Although individuals may not call an inmate, they may leave voicemail messages, with a capped duration of 3 minutes for $1.25, by calling the number 1-866-516-0115 and pressing option 4. All calls and voicemails will be recorded and monitored for safety reasons.

How to contact the Oregon Department of Corrections?

The Oregon Department of Corrections can be contacted through the following:

Address:

Oregon Department of Corrections

2575 Center St NE

Salem, OR 97301

Phone Number: 503-945-9090

Fax Number 503-373-1173

Email Oregon DOC

Contact a facility

Specific inquiries

How do you find out the release date of an inmate in Oregon?

Individuals may find the release date of an inmate by using the inmate lookup tool on the Oregon Department of Corrections website. The search result will show basic information and official records of an incarcerated inmate, this includes the inmate’s estimated release date and the custody status of an inmate.

Can I send a care package to an inmate in Oregon?

Oregon Department of Corrections only allows approved third-party vendors to send packages to an inmate in state prison. Interested individuals may inquire about the facility housing the inmate regarding which vendors have their approval.

What can you send inmates in Oregon prisons?

Sending mails to an inmate in Oregon

Oregon inmates are highly encouraged to send mail to their friends and family as a rehabilitation process. However, when sending mails to an inmate in state prison, the sender should always follow the mailing policies prepared by the ODOC.

Letters sent to an inmate need to be written on plain white papers with no decorations or embellishments. Letters that are decorated will be rejected by the facility. The thickness of an incoming mail envelope should never exceed ¼”, while the content of the letters must not contain any sexual or violent content, coded messages, weapon-building instructions, escape plans, or other potentially dangerous information that may disrupt the peace in the facility.

Photos sent to an inmate must not be larger than 4”x10” at a maximum of 10 photos per envelope. Pictures should not be an instant or Polaroid for security reasons. The content of the pictures must not have any nudity or partial nudity, violent or triggering images, or pictures that depict any illegal activities.

Sending money to an inmate in Oregon

Every inmate in Oregon prions is provided with their personal fund account. The money deposited into the account can be used to purchase additional items from the commissary such as snacks, writing materials, envelopes, stamps, hygiene products, and more. To be able to send fund, individual will need to provide personal information of the inmates such as:

  1. Inmate’s Full Name
  2. Inmate’s Identification Number
  3. Inmate’s current housing location

The fund can be transferred to an inmate’s account in several ways:

Walk-In

A person may use the MoneyGram service at any of its locations, including CVS, Walmart, and 7-Eleven. The receive code used is 7813, and the deposit can be paid with cash or credit/debit card. Each transaction will be charged with a fee.

Internet

The two service providers that can help individual send money to an inmate is JPAY and Access Corrections. Each company will have a certain fee per transaction which can be paid using a debit or credit card.

Phone

Individuals can also send money to an inmate using phone calls using the JPAY service at 1-800-574-5729 or using the Access Corrections service at 1-866-345-1884.

Mail

Individuals may purchase US Postal Mail Order through the post office and make it payable to “DOC for [inmate’s name, SID number]”.  The sender must include their full name and return address on the money order in the memo section. The completed money order can be mailed to the following address:

Central Trust, Inmate’s Name and SID Number

Oregon Department of Corrections

  1. O. Box 14400

Salem, OR 97309-5077

How do I apply for Visitation of an inmate in Oregon?

An inmate will need to submit a request to the facility to add the interested individual to be on the offender’s visitation list. The facility will provide an application form which the inmate will need to send to the individual to complete. Once filled, the form will need to be sent back to the facility via mail at the address:

Inmate Service Unit

2575 Center Street NE

Salem, OR 97310

Submitting the forms indicates that the application process is starting, and a background check will be done on the applicants to ensure all information are correct. Some application may take up to 8 weeks before the results of the application is released to the inmate. The inmate will need to inform the applicants of their results via mail or phone calls. At no time will a correctional staff release the information over the phone.

What are the Visitation rules?

The Department of Corrections of Oregon provides a lot of information regarding inmate visitation in state correctional facilities. Approved individuals will need to read the Visiting Rule, Visiting Guidelines, and/or Friends and Family Handbook to familiarize themselves with the facility’s policy. Prospective visitors are subjected to follow the rules and the dress codes put out by the Department and the facility. The failure to abide by the rules may result in the person losing their visiting privileges.