Distribution Services is the primary logistics support operation for the department. Distribution Services manages statewide inventory (stock and non stock items); monitors and disposes of non-expendable assets; develops statewide food service standards and operational oversight related to feeding adults in custody; and, manages the inmate commissary (canteen) program for 13 institutions located throughout the state. The Distribution Center, Food Service Administration, Central Canteen, Transportation and Property Management units are located in Salem. Distribution outstation operations are located at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville.
The Distribution Services objectives are to reduce cost, increase quality, and be responsive to the customers needs.
Here is a sample list of canteen items available to adults in custody. Please note, this list does not include items like MP3 players, guitars, art supplies, TV’s, shoes, or women's products. These are available on other lists. Canteen lists are subject to change based on time of year, product availability, and price changes. Adults in custody are encouraged to write the canteen with any additional items they desire. Most of the popular sales items have come from such suggestions.