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Santiam Correctional Institution

4005 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, Oregon 97317

Superintendent´s Office: (503) 378-5808 ext 259
Visiting Information: (503) 378-2144 ext 600
Information: (503) 378-2144
FAX: (503) 378-8235

Click here for SCI facts (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/PUBAFF/docs/pdf/IB_64_SCIfacts.pdf)

Mike Malizio, Acting Superintendent
Susi Hodgin, Public Information Officer
Greg Atkin, Institution Security Manager

SCI Administration

Phone Number:


Mike Malizio
Acting Superintendent
Ext. 259

Susi Hodgin
Supt Asst/PIO
Ext. 259

Greg Atkin
Security Mgr
Ext. 231

Sharon Presleigh
Food Serv Mgr

Ext. 269

Amanda Parker
Hlth Serv Mgr


Sam Villagomez
Trans Serv Mgr
Ext. 264

Roger Gilbertson
Phys Plant Mgr
Ext. 533

Dick Roy
Ext. 423

Wendell Hensell
Safety Mgr

About Santiam Correctional Institution
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.

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Friday: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday’s are 7:45 – 9:45 AM, and 12:45 – 2:45 PM. Holidays that fall on Fridays, follow the Holiday schedule.

If coming from the North of Salem, Take I-5 South to Exit 253 (Hwy 22). Turn Left at light (heading East on 22). Proceed 1/2 mile on Hwy 22, turn right to take Lancaster Blvd exit, staying in the right lane. At stoplight turn right and drive to second stoplight approximately 1 mile. Go straight through 2nd stoplight for an additional .7 miles to right hand entrance to SCI.

If coming from the South of Salem, Take I-5 North to Exit 253 (Hwy 22). Turn Right at light (heading East on 22). Proceed 1/4 mile on Hwy 22, turn right to take Lancaster Blvd exit, staying in the right lane. At stoplight turn right and drive to second stoplight approximately 1 mile. Go straight through 2nd stoplight for an additional .7 miles to right hand entrance to SCI.

Click here to see a map to SCI (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimap.shtml)

Visiting Lists
A person must be on an inmate’s Visiting List in order to visit. To get on an inmate’s Visiting List, the inmate must send the approved Visiting Application to his assigned counselor. The following information is required:

Date of Birth
Driver’s License or State Identification Number

If the person being requested is a minor, the counselor will send a Letter of Custodial Consent to the custodial parent or legal guardian, who must take the letter to a Notary Public who will witness the signing. The parent or guardian must then return the letter to the inmate’s Institution Counselor for approval. In the case of an emancipated minor, a Letter of Custodial Consent will be sent to the custodial parent or legal guardian for additional information and approval.

Upon arrival, a visitor will need to park and lock their vehicle in the designated Visitor Parking Lot. No one is allowed to wait in a vehicle parked on institution grounds, including adults, minor children or animals. Handicapped Parking is available in designated areas.

Institution Entry
Upon arrival at the institution Reception Area, a visitor will need to sign a Registration Form and present proper identification (I.D.) One of the following current photo I.D.’s will be required for visitors age 15 and over to enter a Department of Corrections facility:

Driver’s License
State Identification Card (State Employee or Motor Vehicles Division)
Military Identification
Student Body Card
Employment Identification Cards

Privileged visiting shall not be allowed without the required current photo I.D. Visitors under age 15 must have some form of identification, such as:

Social Security Card
Birth Certificate or Registration
Current identification card from service organizations (other than military) with picture and signature
Library Card
Student Body Card

Waiting/Visiting Room Conduct
While in the Waiting and/or Visiting Rooms your conduct and that of your visitors is expected to conform to standards of common respectability and consideration of others. If you have questions, please feel free to ask the Officer assigned to the Visiting Room. While in the Waiting and/or Visiting Rooms, the responsibility for controlling your children is yours. Keep your children with you; they must behave and remain seated. In the event that staff must intervene to control your children, the visit will be terminated. Children will not be left in the Visiting Room unattended.

Clothing Regulations
The Department of Corrections Rule on Visiting states, “visitors shall wear conventional clothing in a manner which is not unduly suggestive, is not similar to inmate attire and does not create a security hazard.” (Inmate attire is blue denim pants and light blue shirts or white t-shirts.)
The following clothing is NOT PERMITTED:

Clothing insignia or other paraphernalia associated with street gangs
Dresses, skirts, jumpers, and culottes that are more than two (2) inches above the kneecap. (Slit dresses or skirts will be allowed only if the slit is not more than two (2) inches above the kneecap.)
Wrap-around skirts
Tight fitting pants, skirts, dresses or other garments that accentuate the body
Halter dresses, halter tops, tube tops
Plunging/low-cut necklines
Shoulder straps less than one (1) inch in width
See-through clothing (including sheer fabrics and loose weave)
Clothing that exposes an undue amount of flesh, such as chest, back, thighs, midsection
Outer garments such as raincoats, ski jackets and other garments that protect against rain or inclement weather

Visitors are required to wear undergarments.
Visitors are required to wear footwear.

General Information
1. Due to space restrictions, only three persons are allowed to visit at one time. One child under 3 years old may sit on another visitor’s lap. Visitors are allowed only one visiting session per day.

2. Visitors may take in up to $15 in currency only to use in vending machines. These items should be contained in see-through plastic bags.

3. Smoking is not permitted in any area of the institution. Tobacco in any form is prohibited in the Visiting Room, and should be left in a visitor’s vehicle.

4. There are lockers in the Gate House where visitors may store wallets, purses, cases, jackets, and etc. during visits. However, there is a limited number of lockers so it is suggested that property be locked in the visitor’s vehicle.

5. No more than one (1) plastic bottle of baby food or drink, a pacifier and no more than two (2) diapers will be permitted. These items should be contained in see through plastic bags.

6. Items that, in the opinion of the Watch Commander, could constitute a possible threat to security of the institution (rattail combs, hair picks, lighters, knives, fingernail files, cell phones, etc.) will not be permitted in the Visiting Room.

7. A visitor is not permitted to bring anything into or onto the institution grounds for the inmate s/he is visiting.

8. The following items are prohibited on the grounds of ANY Department of Corrections facility:

Explosive devises
Alcoholic beverages
Dangerous drugs
Objects or materials of any kind that might be used to compromise the safety and security of the facility

9. Visitors and inmates may NOT escort each other to the restrooms or vending machines. Inmates are NOT allowed to handle currency and are not allowed to go to the vending machines.

10. Neither visitors nor inmates are permitted to get involved in any other visit except their own.

11. Neither visitors nor inmates may move to another seating location without the approval of the Visiting Room Officer.

12. Once in the Visiting Room, a visitor may not return to the Waiting Room or to her/his vehicle without terminating the visit. Visitors may not visit twice in one visiting session. On weekends, visitors may visit during either the morning or afternoon sessions, NOT BOTH.

13. Inmates will remain seated throughout the entire visit. Inmates needing to use the restroom will need to TERMINATE THEIR VISITS to do so.

14. Soft drinks and/or other food purchased by visitors from the vending machines in visiting areas will not be taken from the visiting area by either the inmate or visitor upon termination of the visit.

15. A point value system is used to determine visiting privileges. Each inmate is allowed twenty four (24) points per month. On Friday evenings one (1) point is deducted for each visitor. On weekends and holidays two (2) points are deducted for each visitor. Points are not deducted for children under 2 years of age.

16. Santiam Correctional Institution is not responsible for lost or stolen articles left in the Visiting Room, Gate House, Lockers, or on the SCI reservation.

Physical Contact
The Department of Corrections rule states, “No physical contact, except a brief embrace and kiss upon meeting and leaving.” However, hand holding and holding of small children, under age 6, is permitted. This privilege does NOT extend to elbows, knees or other body parts. This contact is a privilege, and if abused may be subject to revocation through the disciplinary process.

Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate) (http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_200/OAR_291/291_127.html)

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Inmates may make outgoing telephone calls between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM. If an inmate is on Loss of Privileges due to disciplinary issues, he may not make telephone calls. He can, however, communicate through the mail.

Please do not call and ask someone to get a message to the inmate unless it is an emergency situation. Protocol for emergency situations is detailed below.

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There are numerous rules regarding what can and cannot be sent into or out of a secure facility. We recommend that anyone wishing to send items into an institution read the Mail Rule carefully.

Mail Rule: OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate) (http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_200/OAR_291/291_131.html)

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In case of family emergency, please call the institution and ask to speak to the Chaplain or to the inmate's Institution Counselor. Please be prepared with the following information:

Inmate's name and SID number
Your name, relationship to the inmate, address, & phone number
Name(s) of the person(s) involved in the emergency & relationship to the inmate
Name, location, and phone number of hospital/funeral home
Any other critical information such as type of illness/injury and patient condition

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DOC Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/faqs.shtml)

Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate) (http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_200/OAR_291/291_127.html)

Mail Rule: OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate) (http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_200/OAR_291/291_131.html)

Inmate's Trust Account: Posting Money to an Inmate's Account (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/faqs.shtml#Inmates__trust_acct___money_)

Finding SCI: Click here to see a map to SCI (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimap.shtml)

Custody Level:

About SCI:
Community reintegration programs are developed and coordinated for inmates prior to release from prison. While waiting for release, inmates are assigned to supervised work crews in the community and participate in alcohol and drug, and cognitive and educational programs.

Click here to learn more about inmate work programs (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/inmate_work_activities.shtml).

Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) is a 400-bed minimum security facility located in southeast Salem.

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Cognitive Programs (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimccf_programs.shtml#Cognitive_Programs)

Substance Abuse Program (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimccf_programs.shtml#Substance_Abuse)

Education (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimccf_programs.shtml#Education)
Transition Programs (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimccf_programs.shtml#Transition_Programs)

Health Services (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimccf_programs.shtml#Health_Services)
Work Assignments (http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/OPS/PRISON/scimccf_programs.shtml#Measure_17) (Measure 17)