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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.

The Oregon Department of Corrections is the state agency in charge of inmate records, facilities, and the inmates themselves. They make it easy to find most inmate records, but some will be harder to locate.

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.

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.

Oregon also allows inmates to receive mail, email, and make phone calls to stay in touch with friends and family. The information about how this works is on this page.

Phone calls from inmates will show on your caller ID as ICS Corrections, Inc. ICS Corrections is the system Oregon also uses for email.

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.”

To send money to an inmate in Oregon, you can use the JPay system or CenturyLink. You can learn more about how to do that here.

Federal Jails