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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.


Oregon State Correctional Institution - OSCI visiting is cancelled through Friday, October 7, 2022, and will reopen on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Already scheduled professional visits can still take place now through Friday, September 30, 2022. 

Columbia River Correctional Institution - Afternoon visiting is cancelled on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Evening visiting will remain open on those dates. 

Snake River Correctional Institution - Beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Due to the steady decrease in COVID-19 related cases visiting will no longer be requiring masks for the adult in custody population and or their approved visitors.

Oregon State Penitentiary - Afternoon visiting is cancelled on Saturday, October 29, 2022.


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. 


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.