What are Oregon Inmate Records?
Oregon inmate records consist of various forms, documents, digital media, DNA, evidence, and other items related to an offender charged with a crime, convicted, sentenced, and sent to either jail, prison, or supervised on probation or parole.
These records often include the person’s name, date of birth, race, gender, and a physical description, including eye and hair color, height, weight, and any scars, tattoos, or defining marks. Sometimes, they include mugshots, fingerprints, arrest warrants, police reports, court records, audio and video clips, and confinement facilities records.
Oregon Prison and Jail System
Oregon has 14 state prisons that hold inmates of all different levels of custody. The state also has various community corrections offices to help parole and probation inmates.
There are 15,000 people incarcerated in state prison in Oregon. There are also 6,000 offenders in local county jails and 1,700 in federal prison.
There are dozens of local county jails in Oregon that hold short-term inmates and those awaiting trial. These facilities are run by local law enforcement (Sheriff’s and local police).
How to Search for Inmates in Oregon
The Oregon Department of Corrections has an inmate locator feature on their website where you can quickly search for someone incarcerated in the state. You must agree to their disclaimer first. You can then search by SID number or name.
The list of results will show SID, full name, and date of birth. You can click on the SID in any row to see further details. The additional information will show a mugshot, current location, status, earliest release date, and details of each conviction.
Types of Jails in Oregon
How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Oregon
Oregon encourages friends and family to visit inmates. When visiting inmates in prison in Oregon, you must follow all the rules, including bringing your ID, dressing appropriately, and only bringing certain personal items. You can review the rules here.
To send mail to an inmate, follow the format below:
● “The AICs name as it appears on their Oregon Department of Corrections records.
● The AICs Oregon state offender identification number (SID#).
● Correct facility name and complete address.
● A return address with the complete name and address of the sender.”
Address: 27072 Ballston Road, Sheridan, OR 97378