The state of Oregon has only one type of federal correctional facility to hold long-term federal felons. There is only one federal prison in Oregon called FCI Sheridan.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the U.S. government agency in charge of all federal correctional facilities, supervision of inmates, and they also maintain all Oregon federal prison inmate records. They have a great website with lots of helpful information such as an inmate locator that the public can use to conduct an Oregon federal prison inmate search at any time of night or day.
The FOB is an “agency like no other.” Their mission states: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” They supervise a total of 177,183 federal inmates with a recidivism rate of 34%. Their staff totals 35,972 employees.
The FOB was created in 1930 by the Department of Justice to provide consistency and total management of the federal correctional system. Back then, there were only 14 facilities and 13,000 inmates. The federal correctional system has grown considerably since then, and the agency has changed along with it. Their website provides directions to each of the facilities, visitation information, helpful tips for family and friends like how to send money or gifts, and other guidelines.
FCI Sheridan located in Sheridan, Oregon, and is a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and a detention center. There are 1,741 male inmates (1,211 inmates at the FCI and 530 at the camp). They allow visitation on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Leslie Rogge - between 1990–1995, he was a serial bank robber and robbed 20 banks totaling $2 million. He was caught in 1996 and moved to FCI Butner. He was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Robert Gomez - responsible for the “Miracle Cars Scam” bilking 4,000 people out of 7,000 cars that never existed. He was caught in 2003 and sentenced to 24 years. His story was featured on the show “American Greed.”
Tre Arrow - a member of the Earth Liberation Front (an ecoterrorist group) convicted of arson and sentenced to 78 years in prison.