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Visiting

Introduction



 
This section covers general guidelines for regular visiting. If visiting an AIC in special housing, there are additional restrictions and prior scheduling is required. Contact your facility for assistance.

ATTENTION: All visitors must ensure they are on the adult in custody's approved visitors list before scheduling an in-person visit. While the online system allows for scheduling regardless of visitor status, the visit will be denied at the institution if the visitor is not approved. Check with your incarcerated loved one to ensure your visiting status is up to date. You can email the visiting application to the Visitor Services Unit or fax to (503) 373-1173. You can also mail the form to Visiting Services Unit, 3723 Fairview Industrial Dr. Suite 200, Salem, OR 97302.

For more information on visiting, please see the Friends & Family Handbook or the Visiting Rule.
 
For information on professional visits, see the Professional Visit and Communication Guide.

In-person Visits

In-person visiting is once again available at some DOC institutions with additional health and safety protocols. Learn more and schedule your visit today! See below of institutions requiring pre-scheduled visits. 

CCCF - Walk-ins only
CRCI - ICS Solutions - scheduled
DRCI - ICS Solutions - scheduled
EOCI - Schedule with institution
OSCI - Walk-ins only
OSP - ICS Solutions - scheduled or walk-in
PRCF - ICS Solutions - scheduled
SCI - Walk-ins only
SFFC - ICS Solutions - scheduled
SRCI - General population walk-ins only/Special Housing scheduled through the front desk
TRCI - ICS Solutions - scheduled
WCCF - ICS Solutions - scheduled

Visiting Checklist

Below is a quick checklist of what to bring and what not bring for your visit. For more details, see our Visiting Guidelines.

IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing ANY blue clothing to your visit. Adults in custody in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities wear blue, so for security reasons, visitors will not be allowed into the facility if they are wearing blue and/or denim clothing.
 
What to Bring for Your Visit

What to Leave at Home or in a Facility Locker

  • Non-emergency medications, prescribed or non-prescribed, are not allowed in the visiting room. 
  • Smoking of any kind is not allowed within a correctional institution or on State of Oregon property.
  • Cash or other negotiable instruments, other than $15 in quarters, are not allowed. 
  • Cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices are also not allowed in the visiting area.
  • Weapons of any kind should not be brought into a facility.
  • Metal buttons, body piercings, jewelry, underwire bras, and some shoes may activate the metal detector.
  • Outer garments such as raincoats, ski jackets, and other garments that are lined are not allowed.
  • Hats are not allowed to be worn inside the facility.

Anti-Drug Smuggling Information

Accidental overdose continues to be a safety issue for adults in custody, and that safety issue has been more apparent than ever since the national opioid crisis.

The following videos are a product of the Comprehensive Drug Task Force. The Task Force worked with the University of Oregon through a federal grant to educate and create a safe rehabilitative environment for everyone within DOC's facilities. We hope this information helps visitors take action to keep DOC institutions safe.