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Pendleton, Oregon 97801-9699
Superintendent´s Office: (541) 278-3602
Information: (541) 276-0700
FAX: (541) 278-1841
Custody Level: Medium-
Rick Rose, Assistant Superintendent of General Services
Thomas Cupp, Assistant Superintendent of Program Services
Don Mills, Assistant Superintendent of Security
Doug Harder, Public
Visiting is permitted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
8:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Session: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
There is NO VISITING
on Monday or Tuesday
Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
Correctional Institution (EOCI) was authorized in 1983 by the 62nd Legislative
Assembly as the first medium-security adult male correctional facility
established outside Marion County. Until its conversion to a prison, EOCI had
been a state mental hospital, with most of the buildings originally
constructed in 1912-13. The first inmates were received on June 24, 1985. The
1600-bed facility is Pendleton´s fourth largest employer.
The institution has 19 separate general population housing units, comprised of
596 dormitory structured beds and 897 cell-structured beds, a 99 single
occupancy cell Disciplinary Segregation Unit, and an 8 bed Infirmary.
EOCI contracts with Blue Mountain Community College to provide education
services at the institution. Approximately 1,000 inmates have received either
a GED certificate or an adult high school diploma since the education program
began in 1986.
New Directions Education Project was formed in 1999 by a group of people who
felt that inmates should have more than a GED to start their lives upon
release. Donations were sought from churches, civic groups, individuals
and eventually from foundations in order to pay for tuition, textbooks and
supplies so that Blue Mountain Community College would provide instructors to
teach college-transfer classes at EOCI.
Programs offered to inmates at EOCI, include:
The STEPs to
Freedom Program has been providing pre-release programming for chemically
dependent addicts since 1992. Other addiction related programming
includes Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Treatment Services: HIV education/pre-post counseling, mental
health case management services, crisis intervention, mental health
counseling groups, and a mental health day treatment/transition
step-down program (Challenge of Prison Experience).
Services offers many programs to help inmates while incarcerated.
Some of the programs offered are Anger Management, Making Peace With Your
Past, Search for Significance and the Purpose Driven Life.
These programs are all voluntary, faith-based and may be accessed by all
EOCI is the state´s only facility where the internationally-recognized
"Prison Blues "
line of blue denim clothing is manufactured. The garment factory is one of two
prison industries programs operating at the facility. The prison´s commercial
laundry cleans clothing and other items for EOCI and Snake River Correctional
Institution, in addition to Pendleton´s local high school, the city´s fire
department, the Pendleton Convention Center, and Krusteaz Flour Mill. Other inmate
work opportunities include: food service, clerical, and facility
The Creative Arts program started in March 2001 and includes wood working and
cast iron projects. The program provides meaningful work learning
essential job skills in a realistic work environment that is designed to
improve an inmate´s chance of getting a job and becoming a productive citizen
upon release to the community. The program is completely self-funded.
The staff and inmate continue to explore unique ideas for creative arts
projects and in doing so the program is now assisting other state agencies in
development of their wood working programs.
Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
Mail Rule: OAR
Div 131 Mail (Inmate)
comments and questions, you may contact:
Department of Corrections
2575 Center St. NE
Inmate Info.: 503-945-9090
information about an inmate, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.