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Powder River Correctional Facility

General Information

Aerial view of PRCF  
Powder River Correctional Facility
Sue Washburn, Superintendent
Debi Geddes, Public Information Officer

3600 - 13th Street
Baker City, Oregon 97814-1346

Information: (541) 523-6680
FAX: (541) 523-6678


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Visiting Information

Visiting Hours:
Sat/Sun/Hol: 7:45 - 10:30 a.m.,  12:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Effective May 1, 2018, visiting hour will change to the following:
Saturday, Sunday, and state recognized holidays - 7:45 - 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m.

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

Visiting Rule:

OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
Visiting Inmates: Visiting Inmates in Prison
From Interstate 84, take Exit 302. Follow the signs to the hospital. PRCF is 1/4 mile south of St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Click here to see a map to PRCF

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Inmate Phone Information

General Population Inmates - Telephone Calls:
Telephones for inmates in general population and treatment are open from 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily.
Special Population Inmates - Telephone Calls:
PRCF does not have special population inmates.
Inmates in segregation have access to a telephone for legal calls only. The inmate can request a telephone call to his attorney or his attorney can request a telephone call to the inmate. The telephone calls are pre-arranged by the shift commander and are held in the basic visiting room location. The PRCF shift commander can be reached at 541-523-6680 ext 238.
General Population Inmates - Visits:
Visiting hours and rules are posted on the DOC Web site.
Special Population Inmates - Visits:
Inmates in segregation are permitted basic visits: the inmate and visitor are separated by a glass barrier. Basic visits should be arranged in advance by calling the shift commander at 541-523-6680 ext 238.
Occasionally visitors may arrive during visiting hours and not be aware that the inmate they are visiting has been placed in segregation. In those circumstances,  the shift commander will make every effort to arrange a basic visit.
Emergency Notifications:
Emergency telephone calls can be made to the facility and are usually forwarded to the shift commander. Once the emergency is verified, the shift commander arranges a telephone call, usually in a private location. The PRCF chaplain and the shift commander work together to help inmates deal with the emergency information they receive.
Inmate locations:
PRCF encourages visitors to verify an inmate’s location prior to visiting. Please call 541-523-6680 during normal business hours.

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Commonly Requested Information

DOC Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)

Mail Rule: OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate)

Custody Level: Minimum
About PRCF: Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) was opened on November 9, 1989. Powder River is a re-entry facility for the department that provides selected minimum security inmates with the opportunity to participate in residential alcohol and drug treatment, institution-based and/or community-based work programs, and in transitional programming prior to their release.

The Powder River Correctional Facility is a 286-bed adult male minimum-security facility. Inmates assigned to the facility are involved in residential alcohol and drug treatment and/or assigned to institution or community-based work projects and transition programs offered at the Facility. The Department of Correction’s Mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. The Facility contributes to the Department’s Mission by engaging in safe and orderly operations, through insuring the high quality of its corrective and treatment programs, by training and engaging inmates in meaningful work programs, and helping inmates to plan for successful transition back into their respective communities. All inmates at Powder River are expected to participate in and successfully complete transition programming designed to address their individual needs as part of their correctional plan.

Click here to learn more about inmate work programs.

Mission Statement: Powder River Correctional Facility´s mission is to protect the public by habilitating offenders through quality management and programs, partnerships with communities, positive human relationships and a continuum of correctional services.

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Special Events

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