Economic analysis

The Oregon Corrections Population Forecast estimates the number of inmates in Oregon's prisons over the next ten years and is used to develop the budget for the Oregon Department of Corrections. The Corrections Forecast covers state-funded correctional populations including: prison, felony probation, parole and post-prison supervision, and felons serving local sentences of 12 or fewer months. The monthly population projects are broken out to show the impact of major law or policy changes.

The Corrections Population Forecast is issued twice a year on April 1 and October 1.  Please feel free to contact Michael Kennedy at 503-378-5732 or on matters regarding Corrections forecasts.

Most recent forecast


Archived forecasts

April 2017​
April 2017 monthly detail tables

October 2016​
October 2016 monthly detail tables

April 2016​
April 2016 monthly detail tables

October 2015​
October 2015 monthly detail tables

April 2015
April 2015 monthly detail tables

October 2014
October 2014 monthly detail tables​

April 2014
April 2014 monthly detail tables​

Prior forecasts are available from our office.  For more information, please contact Michael Kennedy at 503-378-5732 or .​

Corrections Population Forecast Advisory Committee

The Corrections Population Forecast Advisory Committee was formed in 1990 to assist the Office of Economic Analysis in preparing estimates of criminal offender populations in the State of Oregon. The Governor appoints members of the committee for four-year terms based on the members' knowledge of the criminal justice system and trends that may affect the offender population.

Honorable Julie Frantz, Multnomah County Circuit Court 
John Haroldson, Benton County District Attorney
Michael Schmidt, Criminal Justice Commission Executive Director
Colette Peters, Director Department of Corrections
Jeffery Wood, Director Marion County Community Corrections
Jason Myers, Marion County Sheriff
Charles Sparks, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney

Upcoming Advisory Committee meeting dates

Preliminary meeting:

Thursday, September 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Executive Building, 155 Cottage St NE, Salem
Conference Room A

Secondary meeting:

Thursday, September 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Via phone

Related reports and information

Oregon inmate population forecast methodology 2013​

Oregon's Corrections Forecast historical accuracy, 2000 to 2012

Oregon's Corrections Forecast historical accuracy, 2000 to 2012

Impact of Measure 11 on Oregon's prison population: October 2007 forecast

Criminal justice - national

Bureau of Justice statistics
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)

Criminal justice - Oregon

Oregon Department of Corrections - adult offenders
Oregon Youth Authority - juvenile offenders
Criminal Justice Commission - policy development and statistical tables