Santiam Correctional
4005 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, Oregon 97301-9112



Superintendent´s Office: (503) 378-5808 ext 259
Operation's Manager's Office: (503) 378-5558 ext 256
Information: (503) 378-2144
Control Center: (503) 378-2144 ext 322
FAX:  (503) 378-8235
Custody Level:  Minimum
S. Frank Thompson, Superintendent
Visiting Hours:
Sat. & Sun. & holidays: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.,  1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
From Interstate 5 take Exit 253 to North Santiam Hwy, proceed east for approx. 1/4 mile and exit right on Aumsville Hwy., turn right, going south for 1 1/2 mile to Santiam Correctional Institution.



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The building that is now Santiam Correctional Institution was constructed in 1946 and used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. In 1960 the building was acquired by Fairview Home and given the name Frederic Prigg Cottage.

In 1977 Prigg Cottage opened as a minimum custody pre-release center to ease overcrowded conditions at Oregon State Penitentiary, Oregon State Correctional Institution and Oregon Women's Correctional Center. During the 1980's, Prigg Cottage evolved into CDRC (Corrections Division Release Center), DCRC (Department of Corrections Release Center), and finally, in 1990 became Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI). For efficiency SCI and MCCF were administratively joined in 1992 under the management of one superintendent.

The institution places inmates in a full range of jobs and programs. Many of the labor-type jobs are in the form of crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations and private industry within a 60-mile radius of Salem, Oregon. A variety of cognitive, substance abuse, transition and education programs are available to inmates housed at SCI.

The prison complex sits on a 12-acre parcel with nine acres inside the perimeter fence.




For comments and questions, you may contact:
Oregon Department of Corrections
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR
Phone: 503-945-9090
Inmate Info.: 503-945-9090
Fax: 503-373-1173




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