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About Us
Institutions Division
Vision
  • We take a proactive role in the development of criminal justice policy.
  • We create partnerships with Oregon communities to hold offenders accountable, engage victims, and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Oregon.
  • We are a committed, creative, and productive organization which recognizes safety and security as an essential business practice.
  • We require sound fiscal management of public resources using outcome-oriented strategies.
  • We provide offender programs and resources which support the department's mission.
  • We are a diverse, skilled work force which shares the responsibility for outcomes across organizational boundaries.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Oregon Department of Corrections is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

Oregon's adult prisons are centrally administered by the assistant director of Institutions. Oregon's  prisons are safe, civil and productive so inmates can pursue the goals specified in their corrections plans. Additionally, high-caliber staff help shape positive behavior. To hold inmates accountable for their actions, the division's responsibilities encompass prison management, inmate classification and transfer, inmate transportation, security threat group (gang) management, emergency preparedness, and most inmate work crew activities.