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About Oregon Department of Corrections

The Oregon Department of Corrections was the 64th Legislative Assembly done in June 1987. The Oregon Department of Corrections operation is spelled out in ORS chapter 423.

Since the operation of the Oregon Department of Corrections was established, the top priority of the agency has always been public safety. The Oregon Department of Correction holds their offenders accountable and responsible for their actions that they have made to put themselves in the situation they are in now and to teach them that their actions can either change their situation or lead them down a worse off path.

The Oregon Department of Corrections hires and trains the best of the best correctional officers. These correctional officers never fully finish training while they are working for the agency. The correctional officers will undergo training frequently to be brought up to date on current procedures and performance updates.

Offenders in the Oregon Department of Corrections will typically have a sentence of 12 months minimum. The Oregon Department of Corrections is responsible for 14 facilities with 14,900 inmates throughout Oregon.

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