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Admissions and Orientation

Inmate Orientation

Upon arrival at Coffee Creek Intake Center (CCIC), inmates are guided through Receiving and Discharge (R&D). During the R&D process, individuals go through a short medical and mental health evaluation. They are photographed, fingerprinted, and issued a Department of Corrections inmate identification card. In addition, inmates shower, are given clothing, bedding, and have the opportunity to mail out any personal property they may have. 

Inmates are also issued hygiene items and an Intake Packet* containing an Intake Handbook, Rules of Prohibited Conduct, and information on services offered to inmates.

After completing the R&D process, inmates are assigned a cell in one of five housing units and scheduled to attend an orientation. During orientation, inmates are told about forthcoming tests, counselor interviews, classes, and daily operations and expectations. Inmates are encouraged to take an active and positive role in their incarceration and to view it as an opportunity for positive change.

*The Intake Packet is available in English and Spanish. Appropriate accommodations are made for individuals speaking other languages.

Family Orientation

Orientation is also available to family members and friends of newly incarcerated individuals—held monthly in Salem and Portland. Family Orientations are presented in partnership with Oregon Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) and Oregon Department of Corrections. For more information or to register for an upcoming orientation, please call (503) 977-9979 or (866) 357-2873. 

CURE Support Groups are also offered for adult family members and friends of the incarcerated. These groups provide an opportunity for family members and friends to talk in a safe, confidential, and supportive atmosphere with others who understand.