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OR DOC - Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: January 21, 2022
4005 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR 97317

Santiam Correctional Institution is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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OR DOC - Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 503-378-5808, 503-378-2144

The inmates housed at Santiam Correctional Institution located at 4005 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, OR are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) is a minimum-security prison located in Salem, OR that houses about 450 inmates. The building that is now SCI was constructed in 1946 and used as an annex to the Oregon State Hospital for mental health patients. The institution places inmates in a full range of work assignments and programs. Many of the work opportunities are in the form of crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60- mile radius of Salem.

SCI 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 Santiam.

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

Capacity:  Budgeted capacity: 440  Inmate count on 9/20/14: 466  Emergency beds: 26

Programs and services:  Education  Transition programs  Work assignments  Religious services

Inmate Locator

OR DOC - Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) is a facility in the Oregon Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Oregon Department of Corrections institution visiting has been cancelled until further notice. Please visit our COVID-19 Response page for updates.

Visitation Information

OR DOC - Santiam Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visiting Information

Regular Visiting

Monday and Friday Evenings: 6:00 to 9:15 PM.

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are 12:45 – 3:15 PM, and 6:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

Holidays that fall on Fridays and Mondays, follow the Holiday schedule.

All General Population inmates housed at SCI and who are eligible for privileged visiting will be allowed to have visits during any of the six regularly scheduled visiting sessions. Regular visiting sessions are offered on Monday and Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in afternoon and evening sessions. Visitors may not visit twice in one visiting session.

On weekends, visitors may visit during either the afternoon or evening sessions, NOT BOTH. Visitor processing will end 30 minutes prior to each visiting session has concluded; i.e. Friday evening visitor processing will end at 8:45 pm.

Visitors should be aware that due to space limitations, only three persons are allowed to visit at one time. One child under 3 years old may sit on another visitor’s lap. Also, space limitations may require that visiting sessions be terminated early so that others may visit. If this is necessary, the following factors will be considered: distance visitors travel, frequency of visits, and time of arrival.

Basic Visits Effective December 16th, inmates and visitors who are on basic visiting status will no longer be using the basic visiting room. Instead, we will have two dedicated tables in the main visiting room area with a small divider placed on the table. This divider will be used to maintain our basic visiting rule of no physical contact. Although all basic visits will occur during our normal institution visiting hours, visitors will still be required to contact Ms. M. Gardner, basic visiting coordinator, to schedule basic visits.

Visits will continue to be one (1) hour in length.Our goal is to provide visitors and inmates with a more personalized visit that will encourage positive relationships. Please follow visiting staffs’ directives when this change is implemented. See section 291-127-0210 in the visiting rule below.

Enhanced Family Visiting

Enhanced Family Visiting is an opportunity for families with children under the age of 18 to engage in a more family friendly visiting experience. Enhanced Family Visiting takes place on Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM; units rotate Thursdays. Schedule calendars will be posted/available at the facility. Saturday morning Enhanced Family Visiting has been added for the summer months; these will take place every Saturday morning, 7:30 AM until 9:30 AM, all units may attend at this time.

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