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Frequently Asked Questions

Intake and Assessment FAQ


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​A: Each inmate will receive an Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP) application at Intake. There are several requirements for participation in an AIP:  

  • The inmate expressed interest in attending an AIP program by signing the AIP application and placing a mark in the "YES" box on the application.
  • The inmate’s judgment order specifically authorizes alternative incarceration eligibility.
  • The inmate was not sentenced to a mandatory minimum sentence or under another disqualifying Oregon Revised Statute.
  • The inmate has achieved minimum-custody status.
  • The inmate does not have open detainers or warrants.
  • The inmate has sufficient time remaining to complete the 270-day program.

​A: An inmate who is currently going through intake at Coffee Creek Intake Center (CCIC) can be reached two ways: phone calls and letters. See the question “How can I send mail to an inmate in intake” below or visit Contact an Inmate​ for more information.​

Caution: Incarcerated felons throughout the country, including some Oregon inmates, often solicit pen pals through correspondence. There are inherent risks in becoming involved with incarcerated felons. Many well-meaning members of the public have been exposed to fraud and other criminal activity through correspondence with inmates. Should you have questions or concerns about solicitations for contact with an Oregon inmate, please contact Oregon Department of Corrections at (503) 945-9090 or send us an email​

​A: No. Where an inmate is transferred after intake is determined by several factors including custody level, programs available, safety and security, and bed-space. Neither an inmate nor their family can select the facility where they will be transferred. In rare cases, a “hardship” placement can be made once the inmate has completed intake and has been transferred to a long-term facility. Specific documentation is required and the correctional counselor will determine if someone is eligible to apply for such placement.

​A: The intake process takes around 30 days to complete. This does not mean that all inmates will complete the process within that time. There are several reasons why the process could take longer. For example, an inmate could be transferred out to court at some point during the process. If this occurs, the intake process pauses until their return.

​A: Inmates are given five stamped envelopes at intake and can receive mail at the following address:

24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road
Wilsonville, OR, 97070

Be sure to include the inmate’s State ID (SID) number in the address. Visit Contact an Inmate​ to learn more about sending mail. All incoming and outgoing mail must be in accordance with the department´s mail rule.

​A: No. Personal visits are not authorized for inmates involved in the intake process because of the intensive assessment process and the fact that the inmate has not yet been assigned a custody level. Legal or professional visits​ can be arranged by an attorney or other professional by contacting Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF)​​.​

​A: Female inmates remain at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) upon completion of the intake process. Male inmates will be transferred to one of thirteen different prison facilities located throughout the state of Oregon depending on custody level, programs available, safety and security, and bed-space.  ​


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