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Deer Ridge Correctional Institution is a men's prison with 644 minimum security beds and 1,223 medium security beds
The minimum security facility began receiving inmates in September of 2007. The medium security facility is standing by to receive inmates.
The facility is located about four miles east of Madras. The department owns 453 acres, and about 200 acres will be used for the facility. The estimated square footage of the minimum is approximately 185,000 SF and the medium is approximately 400,000 SF.
The total project cost is approximately $190 million, which includes construction, studies, design, property and easement purchases, and infrastructure improvements for public services.
A Prison Advisory Committee was appointed in 1997. Committee members represent a variety of interests within Jefferson County. The committee not only advises the Department of Corrections, but it promotes effective communication by sharing between the agency and the community.