The state of Oregon has only one type of long-term correctional facility called prisons. There are 14 state prisons in Oregon. Felons who committed state crimes are sentenced to years of confinement in prison.
The Oregon Department of Corrections is the government entity that manages all state prison facilities, supervises inmates, and maintains all Oregon state prison inmate records. The state of Oregon makes it very easy for the general public to perform an Oregon state prison inmate search at any time through their inmate locator online.
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) dates back to 1987. Their mission statement reads: “To promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. DOC protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and requires them to take personal responsibility—both for their crimes and for their behavior within DOC institutions. And DOC allows for rehabilitation or reformation through programs and services. This combination ultimately contributes to successful reintegration back to society.”
They support this mission through their core values of:
The fourteen state prisons in Oregon are:
Along with the supervision of inmates serving time, the DOC also offers inmates educational programs, job training, social activities, recreation, and behavioral change and support groups. It also provides substance abuse treatment and helps with mental illnesses.
There are roughly 14,900 inmates in state prison in Oregon. Only about.08% of inmates are female, and the rest are male. The majority of them are White, about 1,900 are Hispanic, 1,378 are Black, and the rest Native American or other races. The median length of stay is 24.5 months. About 15.9% have severe mental health issues. Crimes against another person account for most of the inmates in prison. After that, the reasons are property crimes, statute violations, and other offenses.