Economic analysis

The Oregon Corrections Population Forecast estimates the number of inmates in Oregon's prisons over the next ten years and is used to develop the budget for the Oregon Department of Corrections. The Corrections Forecast covers state-funded correctional populations including: prison, felony probation, parole and post-prison supervision, and felons serving local sentences of 12 or fewer months. The monthly population projects are broken out to show the impact of major law or policy changes.

The Corrections Population Forecast is issued twice a year on April 1 and October 1.  Please feel free to contact Michael Kennedy at 503-378-5732 or on matters regarding Corrections forecasts.

Forecast primary meeting:

March 12, 2020, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
DAS West, Conference Room B​
155 Cottage St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Most recent forecast


Archived forecasts

October 2017​
October 2017 monthly detail tables​

Prior forecasts are available from the Oregon State Library​.  For more information, please contact Michael Kennedy at 503-378-5732 or .​

Methodology and Ad-hoc Analyses

Corrections Population Forecast Advisory Committee

The Corrections Population Forecast Advisory Committee was formed in 1990 to assist the Office of Economic Analysis in preparing estimates of criminal offender populations in the State of Oregon. The Governor appoints members of the committee for four-year terms based on the members' knowledge of the criminal justice system and trends that may affect the offender population.

Jeffrey Howes, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney 
John Haroldson, Benton County District Attorney
Michael Schmidt, Criminal Justice Commission Executive Director
Colette Peters, Director Department of Corrections
Jeffery Wood, Director Marion County Community Corrections
Jason Myers, Marion County Sheriff
Honorable Debra Vogt, Lane County Circuit Court
Jessica Kampfe, Marion County Public Defenders Office
Michael Hsu, Parole Board

Criminal Justice Resources


Bureau of Justice statistics
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)


Oregon Department of Corrections - adult offenders
Oregon Youth Authority - juvenile offenders
Oregon Criminal Justice Commission - policy development and statistical tables