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Oregon State Penitentiary

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OSP visiting will be closed Tuesday April 22, 2014 due to weddings.
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General Information

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Oregon State Penitentiary

Oregon State Penitentiary 
Administration 
​Jeff Premo Superintendent
   
 Brandon Kelly Asst. Superintendent General Services   
   
 Amy Pinkley-Wernz Asst. Supt. Correctional Rehabilitation (Acting) 
   
 Michael Yoder Asst. Superintendent Security 
​ Carla Padilla Special Management Housing Administrator
   
 Michelle Dodson Executive Assistant/Public Information Officer  


Mailing address for OSP and MCCF 
2605 State Street 
Salem, Oregon 97310-0505 
  
Street Address for OSP  
2605 State Street 
Salem, OR 

Phone 
OSP  
Information: (503)378-2453 
FAX: (503)378-3897 

 
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon State Penitentiary is to assure public safety by providing:
  • A safe and secure environment for all persons;
  • Program and rehabilitative opportunities to enhance inmate ability to reintegrate into the community;
  • Work and leisure time activities to reduce inmate idleness;
  • Habilitative services for special needs inmates within the Department of Corrections.

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Visiting Information

OSP (Penitentiary) 
Every day including holidays: 7:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
  
Please note:   Visiting with inmates in special housing (Disciplinary Segregation Unit,  Infirmary, Mental Health Infirmary, Behavioral Health Unit, Intermediate Care Housing and Death Row) has additional restrictions and requires prior scheduling.  For visits with special housing unit inmates, please call 503-378-2597.  Professional visits must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Superintendent's Office at (503) 378-2445. 
  
See detailed information about visiting for more specific information relative to visiting at the Penitentiary. 


Detailed Information About Visiting at the Oregon State Penitentiary 
Rule on Visiting (Inmate) 
Visiting Inmates in Prison
Map to the Oregon State Penitentiary 

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Inmate Phone Use

 
ODOC Frequently Asked Questions
 
FAQ´s About Oregon Prisons
 
Posting Money to an Inmates Trust Account
 
Rule on Visiting (Inmate)
 
Rule on Mail (Inmate)

OSP (Penitentiary) 

Custody Level: Maximum
 
Programs Offered:

Work Force Development and Education: Besides a number of prison maintenance and food service jobs, inmates at the penitentiary may work in a furniture factory, metal shop, contact center, or the state´s second-largest commercial laundry. Mental health, religious, and cognitive programs are offered as well. 

Educational programs include ​Adult Basic Education, GED, English as a Second Language, and an automotive repair vocational training program.  Inmates who meet minimum requirements (good behavior and program compliance) may participate in college level correspondence courses (at their own expense). 

 
History:

Oregon´s first state prison (The Oregon Territory Jail) was originally located in Oregon City (the state capital at the time) in 1842. After four years it was moved to Portland and in 1866 it was moved to a 26-acre site in Salem and enclosed by a reinforced concrete wall averaging 25 feet in height. OSP is the state´s only maximum security prison. 

The penitentiary currently has special housing units for maximum custody inmates; disciplinary segregation; offenders with psychiatric problems; and inmates sentenced to death. Executions, which are by lethal injection in Oregon, are conducted at the penitentiary. The 233-bed, self-contained Special Management Housing unit provides housing and control for those death row and male inmates who disrupt or pose a substantial threat to the general population in all department facilities. 
Most housing in the penitentiary is in large cell blocks with most inmates housed in double cells. The penitentiary also has a full service infirmary. ​



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Information About OSP History

 
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