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The Department of Corrections was created by the Legislature in June 1987 and works to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. The department has custody of adults sentenced to prison for more than 12 months, housing approximately 14,500 adults in 14 state prisons throughout the state. It also oversees community parole and post-prison supervision of 32,000 individuals in Linn and Douglas Counties. The department is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities. Due to these efforts, Oregon’s recidivism rate is about 28 percent.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Mailing Address: 2575 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-4667
Contact: Colette S. Peters, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Janet R. Worley
Records Officer Email: Debra Slater
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Legal and Legislative Information
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