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Santiam Correctional Institution
General Information
Aerial view of SCI  
Santiam Correctional Institution
Kimberly Hendricks, Superintendent 
4005 Aumsville Hwy SE 
Salem, Oregon 97317 
Visiting and Directory: 503-378-5808
FAX: 503-348-8235

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SCI Administration 

 Name  Title Phone Number:    503-378-5558      
Kimberly Hendricks Superintendent 503-378-2898
Susi Hodgin Superintendent Assistant/PIO 503-378-2838
Bob Stifel Security Manager 503-378-3167
Melissa Premo General Services Manager 503-378-3169
Loretta Irving  Health Services Manager 503-378-3079
Amber Sundquist Correctional Rehabilitation Manager 503-378-3393
Larry Bowen Chaplain 503-378-3188

About Santiam Correctional Institution 
The building that is now Santiam Correctional Institution was constructed in 1946 and used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. In 1960 the building was acquired by Fairview Home and given the name Frederic Prigg Cottage. 

In 1977 Prigg Cottage opened as a minimum custody pre-release center to ease overcrowded conditions at Oregon State Penitentiary, Oregon State Correctional Institution and Oregon Women's Correctional Center. During the 1980's, Prigg Cottage evolved into CDRC (Corrections Division Release Center), DCRC (Department of Corrections Release Center), and finally, in 1990 became Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI). For efficiency SCI and MCCF were administratively joined in 1992 under the management of one superintendent. 

The institution places inmates in a full range of jobs and programs. Many of the labor-type jobs are in the form of crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations and private industry within a 60-mile radius of Salem, Oregon. A variety of cognitive, substance abuse, transition and education programs are available to inmates housed at SCI. 

The prison complex sits on a 12-acre parcel with nine acres inside the perimeter fence. 
Visiting Information
Regular Visiting  
Monday and Friday Evenings: 6:00 to 9:15 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 12:45 – 3:15 p.m., and 6:00 – 9:15 p.m. 
Holidays that fall on Fridays and Mondays, follow the Holiday schedule. 
For all visiting cancelations, special events, and updates - please see Visiting Alerts
All General Population inmates housed at SCI and who are eligible for privileged visiting will be allowed to have visits during any of the six regularly scheduled visiting sessions. Regular visiting sessions are offered on Monday and Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in afternoon and evening sessions. Visitors may not visit twice in one visiting session.

On weekends, visitors may visit during either the afternoon or evening sessions, NOT BOTH. Visitor processing will end 30 minutes prior to each visiting session has concluded; i.e. Friday evening visitor processing will end at 8:45 pm. Visitors should be aware that due to space limitations, only three persons are allowed to visit at one time.  One child under 3 years old may sit on another visitor’s lap.  Also, space limitations may require that visiting sessions be terminated early so that others may visit. If this is necessary, the following factors will be considered: distance visitors travel, frequency of visits, and time of arrival. 

Basic Visits

Effective December 16, inmates and visitors who are on basic visiting status will no longer be using the basic visiting room. Instead, we will have two dedicated tables in the main visiting room area with a small divider placed on the table. This divider will be used to maintain our basic visiting rule of no physical contact.  

Although all basic visits will occur during our normal institution visiting hours. Visits will continue to be one (1) hour in length.
Our goal is to provide visitors and inmates with a more personalized visit that will encourage positive relationships. Please follow visiting staffs’ directives when this change is implemented. See section 291-127-0210 in the visiting rule below.

Enhanced Family Visiting - updated 5/20/16

Enhanced Family Visiting is an opportunity for families with children under the age of 18 to engage in a more family friendly visiting experience.  Enhanced Family Visiting takes place on Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.; units rotate Thursdays. Schedule calendars will be posted/available at the facility. 


If coming from the North of Salem, Take I-5 South to Exit 253 (Hwy 22). Turn Left at light (heading East on 22). Proceed 1/2 mile on Hwy 22, turn right to take Lancaster Drive exit, staying in the right lane. At stoplight turn right and drive to second stoplight approximately 1 mile. Go straight through 2nd stoplight for an additional .7 miles to right hand entrance to SCI.  
If coming from the South of Salem, Take I-5 North to Exit 253 (Hwy 22). Turn Right at light (heading East on 22). Proceed 1/4 mile on Hwy 22, turn right to take Lancaster Drive exit, staying in the right lane. At stoplight turn right and drive to second stoplight approximately 1 mile. Go straight through 2nd stoplight for an additional .7 miles to right hand entrance to SCI.

Inmate Telephone Information
Inmates may make outgoing telephone calls between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM.  If an inmate is on Loss of Privileges due to disciplinary issues, he may not make telephone calls.  He can, however, communicate through the mail. 
Please do not call and ask someone to get a message to the inmate unless it is an emergency situation. Protocol for emergency situations is detailed below. 

Inmate Mail Information
There are numerous rules regarding what can and cannot be sent into or out of a secure facility.  We recommend that anyone wishing to send items into an institution read the Mail Rule carefully. 
Mail Rule: OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate)  

Emergency Contact Information
In case of family emergency, please call the institution and ask to speak to the Chaplain or to the inmate's Institution Counselor.  Please be prepared with the following information: 
  • Inmate's name and SID number
  • Your name, relationship to the inmate, address, & phone number
  • Name(s) of the person(s) involved in the emergency & relationship to the inmate
  • Name, location, and phone number of hospital/funeral home
  • Any other critical information such as type of illness/injury and patient condition

    Other Useful 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 
    Finding SCI: Click here to see a map to SCI 
    Custody Level: Minimum
    About SCI: Community reintegration programs are developed and coordinated for inmates prior to release from prison. While waiting for release, inmates are assigned to supervised work crews in the community and participate in alcohol and drug, and cognitive and educational programs. 

    Click here to learn more about inmate work programs

    Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) is a 400-bed minimum security facility located in southeast Salem.
     Cognitive Programs  Substance Abuse Program
     Education  Transition Programs
     Health Services  Work Assignments  (Measure 17)
     Religious Services