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Oregon State Correctional Institution
General Information
Aerial view of OSCI 
Oregon State Correctional Institution

Christine Popoff, Superintendent 
Dave Wilson, Assistant Superintendent of Security 
Gerald Long, Assistant Superintendent of General Services 
Dean Harlow, Public Information Officer / Legal Information Officer 

3405 Deer Park Drive SE 
Salem, Oregon 97310-9385 

Information: (503) 373-0125 
FAX: (503) 378-8919 

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Visiting Information

Privileged* Visiting Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday: 8:15 - 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:45 p.m. There is NO visiting on Mondays or Tuesdays.

For all visiting cancelations, special events, and updates - please see Visiting Alerts.

Do not call the institution to inquire about visiting application status, as this information cannot be disclosed. Inmates will be notified once visitors have been approved and added to their visiting list; it is the inmate's responsibility to notify their visitors. For the visiting application form or more information about visitations, see the following links:

Visiting Rule:                           OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
Visiting Inmates:                     Visiting Inmates in Prison  
Visiting applications must be filled out completely in order to be processed. Print legibly or type in all information. The name of the visitor should match DMV records. Applications should be mailed to Inmate Services Unit - 2575 Center Street NE, Salem OR 97310 or submitted via e-mail to DOC.Visitors@doc.state.or.us.  Contact the Inmate Services Unit at (503) 378-2883 with any questions concerning visiting applications.

South on I-5 to Exit 253 (Stayton Santiam). Go east approximately three miles and take the Gaffin Road Exit. OSCI is located at the foot of the ramp on the right. Going west, take the Gaffin Road Exit, turn right at the next two stop signs, following the road to the OSCI driveway, turning left.
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All visits for inmates housed in Segregation must be scheduled through Ms. R. Mondragon, Administrative Support at: (503) 373-0113. Staff can be reached Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am & 4:00 pm to schedule a visit. If you are unable to reach someone, please leave a voice message and someone will contact you. Details to include in your voice message: Your name, phone number, inmates name and SID # and the date/time you would like to visit. 
Inmates in Segregation are on ‘basic’ visiting status. They are permitted one, one-hour visit per week.  Inmates must select two visitors to visit with while in Segregation.  The selected visitors must call ahead to schedule a basic visit at least 24 hours in advance.  Visits can be scheduled for the following dates/times ONLY: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm, 
Visits will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Any visitor who arrives more than 20 minutes late for a scheduled visit will be asked to reschedule their visit for a later date and time. 
Please remember to cancel your scheduled visit if you are unable to keep your appointment.  

*Privileged visiting refers to visits which occur during regular visiting hours. Privileged visiting allows limited physical contact with the inmate including a brief embrace and kiss upon meeting and leaving, hand holding, and holding of children

**Basic Visits must be scheduled in advance with the institution wher the inmate is housed and does not involve physical contact. The inmate and visitor are permitted to see/talk to each other on a scheduled basis for a reasonable period of time only.




Inmate Phone Use
Telephone Schedules:
Phones are available to some degree during each of the time periods listed below.
9:00 AM to 10:20 AM - Yard for authorized workers (phone access while at yard)
1:20 PM to 3:20 PM
4:50 PM to 8:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:45 PM
Inmates in Unit 11 (incentive housing) have more access to the phones.
Emergency Notifications:
Emergency notification should be made directly to the inmate's counselor Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or the the information line after hours. 
Commonly Requested Information
DOC Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)

Mail Rule: OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate)
Inmate's Trust Account:  Posting Money to an Inmate's Account

Custody Level: Medium
About OSCI: OSCI offers many work and job preparedness opportunities for inmates including printing, telephone services for the Oregon Health Plan, and the Engineering Support Unit

Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI), a medium security facility located three miles east of Salem, was established by action of the 1955 Legislature and became fully operational June 1, 1959. The 880-bed facility provides housing and confinement for males serving sentences for felony convictions from all counties of Oregon. Five hundred of these beds are designated as Transitional Release beds. The prison traditionally houses the department´s younger inmates, including those remanded to adult prison from juvenile facilities.

The facility provides useful work and self-improvement programs to enhance inmates ability to reintegrate back into the community. The prison also has a dormitory-style special housing unit for inmates who are medically or physically challenged, but who do not need to be hospitalized or confined in an infirmary.

Recently, OSCI has redirected its focus to address the needs of the large transitional release population. Approximately 500 of the current 880 inmates are within six months of their release back into the community, largely increasing the demand for transition programs.
Inmate Family Events & Charity
For more information on inmate family events & charity.