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The central Department of Corrections offices are in the Dome Building in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The central Department of Corrections offices are in the Dome Building in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Corrections (DOC), created by the Legislature in 1987, has custody of felony offenders sentenced to prison for more than 12 months and operates community corrections in Linn and Douglas Counties. Oregon houses offenders in 14 state prisons state­wide. Oregon’s recidivism rate is about 30 percent.

The DOC provides administrative oversight and funding for the community corrections activities of the 34 Oregon counties that manage their own offenders who are subject to jail, parole, post-prison supervision and probation. The department provides interstate compact administration and jail inspections, central information and data services regarding felons statewide. It is also responsible for evaluating the performance of community


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Telephone: 503-945-0927
Fax: 503-373-1173
General Email:
Contact: Colette S. Peters, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Janet R. Worley
Records Officer Email: Debra Slater
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 423
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog