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How Are Inmate Records in Oregon Created and Stored?

Oregon inmate records are created by law enforcement officials when someone is arrested and throughout their entire journey through the justice system. The RAP sheet is the first document created with the suspect’s name, address, physical description, and crime details. After that, when the inmate moves from jail to prison or goes to court, each event is documented and added to the file. The Oregon Department of Corrections is the agency in charge of inmate records, and they keep them online and searchable in a database. This massive collection of inmate records makes it easy for anyone to search for an Oregon inmate any time of day or night.

How to Find if Someone is in Jail or Prison in Oregon?

The state of Oregon makes it super easy for someone to find an inmate incarcerated in the state. All inmate records are stored and maintained by the Oregon Department of Corrections, and they have an inmate locator feature right on their website. The process for finding an inmate in an Oregon prison is as follows:

  1. Visit the Oregon Department of Corrections website .
  2. On the homepage, look for the “Inmate Lookup” link.
  3. Agree to the terms and disclaimer by clicking the “I Agree” button.
  4. Now enter the inmate’s name or SID number and hit the “Search” button.
  5. Review the results that show up in the list below the form. The results include SID, name, and date of birth.
  6. Click on the SID in any row to see additional details for the inmate, including the facility where they are held.
  7. In the details, there is a VINELink button where victims can register to be notified if that inmate is released or moved.

If someone is interested in finding other criminal records, including arrests, incarcerations, sentencing, convictions, and other court cases, they can also try using the Infotracer system.

What Does Oregon’s Prison System Look Like?

Oregon’s prison system is quite simple, with only a few different types of facilities to house Oregon inmates. All state prisons are overseen by the Oregon Department of Corrections, and Director, Colette S. Peters. This agency keeps inmate records in a consolidated database. The Oregon prison system is comprised of the following:

  • 14 State Prisons
  • 1 Federal Prison
  • 9 Juvenile Detention Centers
  • 35 County Jails

Did you Know?

  • Every year, about 4,112 people walk out of prison gates in Oregon, but people go to jail 1.1 times more each year
  • 91% of prison inmates in Oregon are male, 9% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Oregon increased by 323 percent (from $246,519,868 to $1,041,559,000).
  • As of 2016, there were 1,304 women in Oregon federal prisons.
  • Between 2007 and 2016, the Oregon prison population increased by 9%

Types of Jails/Prisons in Oregon

Fourteen state prisons in Oregon house inmates who have been sentenced to more than a year in prison. These are felons who broke serious laws. There is one federal prison run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that houses federal inmates. Oregon has nine juvenile detention centers housing youth offenders. Some are male-only, and some provide services to females only. The state also has thirty-five county jails run by local Sheriff’s Offices who hold pretrial detainees and recently arrested suspects.

How Many People are Locked up in Oregon?

Oregon’s prison system holds 15,166 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 15,091 residents are held in state prisons, 75 in federal prisons.

Correctional Facilities: Totals:
Federal Prisons75
State Prisons15,091

Oregon State Prisons

The state of Oregon has a total of fourteen state prisons. Each one houses a specific demographic, and they each have different levels of custody. The Oregon Department of Corrections is the agency in charge of running and managing these prisons. The list of Oregon state prisons includes:

  • Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF).
  • Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI).
  • Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI).
  • Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI).
  • Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF).
  • Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI).
  • Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP).
  • Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF).
  • Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI).
  • Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI).
  • Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI).
  • South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC).
  • Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI).
  • Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF).

How to Search for State Prison Inmates

Oregon makes it very easy to find an inmate in state prison. All inmate records are maintained and stored by the Oregon Department of Corrections, and they keep them online and searchable. Follow the instructions below to search for an inmate in an Oregon state prison:

  1. Visit the Oregon Department of Corrections website .
  2. On the homepage, look for the “Inmate Lookup” link.
  3. Agree to the terms and disclaimer by clicking the “I Agree” button.
  4. Now enter the inmate’s name or SID number and hit the “Search” button.
  5. Review the results that show up in the list below the form. The results include SID, name, and date of birth.
  6. Click on the SID in any row to see additional details for the inmate, including the facility where they are held.
  7. In the details, there is a VINELink button where victims can register to be notified if that inmate is released or moved.

Oregon Federal Prisons

The state of Oregon also has one federal prison that holds inmates who have broken federal laws inside Oregon state borders. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the agency in charge of all federal prisons. They maintain inmate records and manage the facilities. They have a helpful website with information on how to visit federal inmates and a page per facility with statistics, location, and contact details. The federal prison located in Oregon is:

  • Sheridan FCI - A medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and a detention center, housing 1,711 male inmates.

Oregon's Federal Prison Population During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total79078757675
Male76075727372
Female303333

How to Search for Federal Prison Inmates

The process for searching for a federal prison inmate in Oregon is different than finding someone incarcerated in state prison. The entire federal prison system is managed and overseen by the Federal Bureau of Prisons , and anyone looking for a federal inmate must contact them directly. They have an inmate locator feature on their website and a page per facility with contact details, information on visitation and sending gifts or money to prisoners.

Oregon County Jails

Oregon has thirty-five county jails. One per county in most of the state’s 36 counties. These jails are operated and managed by the local Sheriff’s Offices. They hold recently arrested suspects and inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. The list of county jails in Oregon include:

  • AKER.
  • BENTON.
  • CLACKAMAS.
  • CLATSOP.
  • COLUMBIA.
  • COOS.
  • CROOK.
  • CURRY.
  • DESCHUTES.
  • DOUGLAS.
  • GILLIAM.
  • HARNEY.
  • HOOD RIVER.
  • JACKSON.
  • JEFFERSON.
  • JOSEPHINE.
  • KLAMATH.
  • LAKE.
  • LINCOLN.
  • LINN.
  • MALHEUR.
  • MARION.
  • MORROW.
  • MULTNOMAH.
  • POLK.
  • SHERMAN.
  • TILLAMOOK.
  • UMATILLA.
  • UNION.
  • WALLOWA.
  • WASCO.
  • WASHINGTON.
  • WHEELER.
  • YAMHILL.

How to Search for County Jail Inmates

Searching for someone in an Oregon county jail is much different than in state prison. The county jails do not fall under the direction of the Oregon Department of Corrections. Therefore, anyone wishing to find an inmate in an Oregon county jail must contact the local Sheriff’s Office where the person was arrested. Some of these Sheriff’s Offices do have websites where you can search for an inmate or look them up from a list of current residents.

Oregon Juvenile Detention Centers

The state of Oregon is quite progressive and takes youth detention very seriously. Therefore, they have five juvenile detention centers and four transitional facilities. Four of the main juvenile detention centers house only males and one is for females. Three work-study programs employ males and the fourth only females. These programs and facilities help youth offenders get back on the right track. All of these facilities are operated by the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA). The juvenile detention facilities in Oregon include:

  • Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility - males only.
  • Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility - males only.
  • MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility - males only.
  • Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility - males only.
  • Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility - females only.

Transition/Work-Study Programs

  • Camp Florence Youth Transitional Facility.
  • Camp Tillamook Youth Transitional Facility.
  • Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility.
  • Young Women’s Transition Program.

Juvenile Population in Custody During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total100000
Male100000
Female000000

How to Search for Juvenile Detention Center Inmates

Finding someone in a juvenile detention center in Oregon is not that simple. Juvenile records are generally sealed until the youth is 18 years old. Then they have the option of applying for expungement so the file may never show up in public records. However, family, friends, and other interested parties can try to locate someone in a juvenile detention center in Oregon by contacting the Oregon Youth Authority directly or one of the facilities. The OYA’s website contains information on visitation, sending gifts and money and how to reach an inmate by phone.

Why are People Incarcerated in Oregon?

Twenty-four thousand people are incarcerated in Oregon. Of those, 15,000 are in state prisons, 6,000 reside in local jails, 1,700 are in federal prison, 1,100 are in juvenile detention, and 420 are in mental institutions receiving treatment. An additional 40 are in Indian Country facilities. The majority of men and women in Oregon prisons are there due to crimes against other people (including rape and murder). About 2,900 are in prison for property offenses. Roughly 1,800 are there because of breaking other state laws.

Oregon’s Incarceration Rate and Statistics

Oregon’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 367, which is lower than an average incarceration rate by 18%. The number of Oregon prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 15,166, from which 9% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 13,862 in 2016.

2011201220132014201520162017
Total372378384378375367364
Male694700711698693678671
Female57626463646363

Where Do Oregon Inmates Go When They are Released?

Although the state of Oregon does use some work-camp facilities, they do not have any halfway houses or other transitional programs to ease an inmate out of prison and back into society. Therefore, most inmates, when released, will go back to family and friends while reintegrating back into the community.

How Does Parole Work in Oregon?

Parole is a privilege given to certain inmates who have followed the rules while in prison and who do not pose a threat to society. The Oregon parole board monitors each inmate’s progress and when they feel someone is ready, may grant them early release with parole. Parole comes with strict regulations and regular check-ins with a parole officer. If the parolee violates any of these directives, they will return to prison for the remainder of their sentences.

Parole Population

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Parole Population: 24,711
Entries: 9,561
Exits: 8,927
Change in 2016: 2%

How Does Someone Get Probation in Oregon?

Oregon judges have the option of ordering probation rather than prison if they feel the offender is a good candidate. Probation is a supervisory program where a probation officer is assigned specific offenders and must keep an eye on them. The court orders specific guidelines, and the probationer must follow these rules. If they fail to check-in with a probation officer or meet any of these rules, they will immediately go to prison.

Probation Statistics

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Probation Population: 36,658
Entries: 28,028
Exits: 27,308
Change in 2016: 2%

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