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Visiting

UPDATE: In-person visiting is once again available at some DOC institutions with additional health and safety protocols. Learn more and schedule your visit today! DOC is working hard to process visiting applications, please do not delay in renewing your visiting application and/or submitting your new application to visit! We are not processing administrative reviews at this time.

VISITING UPDATES:

Warner Creek Correctional Facility - Visiting is cancelled on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Columbia River Correctional Institution - Afternoon visiting is cancelled on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Evening visiting will take place as scheduled: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Santiam Correctional Institution - SCI will reopen visiting on a limited basis, beginning Thursday, August 11, 2022.Visiting will be limited to Thursday/Friday and Monday evenings with 3 sessions, 5:45pm-6:45pm; 7:00—8:00pm and 8:15--9:00pm. SCI no longer requires visiting to be scheduled through ICSolutions.com. You will need to be listed as an approved visitor. SCI will seat visitors on first come first serve basis, 3 visitors per AIC. SCI's COVID capacity at SCI is 76Visitors are not allowed to arrive to the facility more than 30 minutes prior to the start of the visiting session.  You may not arrive earlier and wait in the parking lot. Masking will be required for all AIC's and visitors. 

Oregon State Correctional Institution - 

OSCI visiting will be closed on the following dates:

  • August 23, 2022 and August 24, 2022.
  • August 30, 2022 and August 31, 2022
  • September 6, 2022 and September 7, 2022
  • September 10, 2022 during the afternoon session only.

Snake River Correctional Institution - Effective immediately. Due to the recent increase within the Malheur county community risk levels returning to RED for COVID-19 related incidents, Snake River Correctional Institution visiting will be requiring Masks for both the adult in custody population and their approved visitors until further notice. Visitors will continue to be afforded a brief embrace upon entry, hand holding, and minor children may continue to be held.

Two Rivers Correctional Institution -  Due to staff shortages, beginning July 6, 2022 visiting will only occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Deer Ridge Correctional Institution -  DRCI's visiting schedule will be changing beginning July 1, 2022. Click the link for more details.  

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution - Due to staff shortages, beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022, visiting will only occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and afternoon visiting from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility - Visiting will be closed for afternoon visiting on Saturday, August 13, 2022 and Sunday, August 14, 2022, to host a Rotary-sponsored Back-to-School family event in the Medium Facility only; visiting in the Minimum will not be impacted. Evening visiting in the Medium will be open on both days from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Please note: 

CCCF and CCCM no longer require visits to be scheduled through ICSoultions.com. CCCF and CCCM will seat visitors as they are processed. The COVID capacity in CCCM is 48 and the COVID capacity in CCCF is 51.

Visitors are not allowed to arrive to the facility more than 30 minutes prior to the start of the visiting session; you may not arrive earlier and wait in the parking lot.

Oregon State Penitentiary - Due to staff shortages, beginning June 7, 2022, OSP visiting will be limited to 5 Days a week with visiting closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reminder: Cloth masks and gators are approved face coverings, however they must be double layered. Single layer Gators may be worn as a face covering as long as they are folded over to create two layers of fabric over the nose and mouth.

 As we move forward in lessening COVID restrictions, we are modifying some restrictions during AIC visiting. Beginning today, AICs and visitors are allowed a brief embrace at the beginning and end of their visits, may hold hands, and minor children may be held on the AICs lap as allowed by the Visiting Rule. The prohibition of kissing and the requirement to wear masks remain in effect, and sharing of food and beverages will still not be allowed. 

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.

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.

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.