The Oregon Department of Corrections offers adults in custody the opportunity to participate in organized pro-social activities. Per Division 145 of the DOC Oregon Administrative Rule, “It is the policy of the Department of Corrections to involve as many inmates, staff, volunteers, outside agencies, and community resources as practical in the correctional process as it relates to group activities.”
The Oregon State Penitentiary has 11 clubs and 5 special interest groups. These groups focus on family events, athletic endeavors, cultural recognition and self-improvement learning opportunities. The mission of the OSP Activities section is to offer personal learning and growth experiences for adults in custody, allow opportunities for charitable donations to community organizations, develop skills to help prepare for transition into the community and also to improve the lives of those incarcerated.