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Deer Ridge Correctional Institution
General Information
photo of minimum prison at Deer Ridge (Madras)
Deer Ridge Correctional Institution
Joe DeCamp, Superintendent
Kevin Hormann, Assistant Superintendent of Security
Richard Ackley, Assistant Superintendent of General Services
Scott Fritz, Correctional Rehabilitation Manager
Marissa Wilson, Public Information Officer
3920 East Ashwood Road
Madras, Oregon 97741
Information: (541) 325-5999
Click here for DRCI facts 
Deer Ridge Correctional Institution is a men's prison with 644 minimum security beds and 1,223 medium security beds
The minimum security facility began receiving inmates in September of 2007. The medium security facility is standing by to recieve inmates.

The facility is located about four miles east of Madras. The department owns 453 acres, and about 200 acres will be used for the facility. The estimated square footage of the minimum is approximately 185,000 SF and the medium is approximately 400,000 SF.
The total project cost is approximately $190 million, which includes construction, studies, design, property and easement purchases, and infrastructure improvements for public services.         
Local Involvement:
A Prison Advisory Committee was appointed in 1997.  Committee members represent a variety of interests within Jefferson County.  The committee not only advises the Department of Corrections, but it promotes effective communication by sharing between the agency and the community.

Visiting Information

Visiting Hours 
 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday Sunday and Holidays*:
7:15 am - 10:15 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*Holidays for 2012

Martin Luther King Day01/16/2012Visiting Day 01/16/2012
President's Day02/20/2012Visiting Day 02/20/2012
Memorial Day05/28/2012Visiting Day 05/28/2012
Independence Day07/04/2012Visiting Day 07/04/2012
Labor Day09/03/2012Visiting Day 09/03/2012
Veteran's Day11/11/2012Visiting Day 11/12/2012
Thanksgiving Day11/22/2012Visiting Day 11/22/2012
Christmas Day12/25/2012Visiting Day 12/25/2012
New Year's Day01/01/2013Visiting Day 01/01/2013
Deer Ridge Correctional Institution is not responsible for items lost, stolen or left behind while you are at the institution.  It is recommended that visitors limit the amount of personal property they bring into the institution, such as jewelry, watches, clothing, coats, etc.  Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited in the institution.  All non-essential items should be left in your vehicle.  Smoking is prohibited on institution property.  Leaving children/pets in your vehicle while you visit is prohibited
Due to the location of DRCI and our commitment to enhancing inmate/family communication, visitors will be allowed to visit both visiting sessions per day if they so choose. The inmate must have sufficient visiting points and the visit may be terminated if, at security staff's discretion, the visiting room is overcrowded and/or visitors who did not visit during the earlier session are not getting an opportunity to visit.
Visiting Inmates: Visiting Inmates in Prison
DRCI General Visiting Information:  DRCI Visiting Information 
DRCI Visitor Waiver Request form: DRCI_Inmate_Visitor_Waiver_Request.pdf 
DOC Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
Driving North on Hwy 97 into Madras: You will drive through Madras until you get to the second street light and turn right onto B Street.
Driving South on Hwy 97 into Madras: Pass the Safeway store going down the hill. Turn left at the second light onto B Street.
Once on B Street: You will proceed approximately four miles going past the Jefferson County Middle School on your right as you go up the hill. Pass Juniper Park on your left at the top of the hill. Turn left at the “Deer Ridge Correctional Institute” sign and drive to the top of the hill. The DRCI Administration building will be on your left. The minimum-security facility is at the far end.
Click to see a map to DRCI

Commonly Requested Information
DOC Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Rule:  OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)

Mail Rule:  OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate)
Incarcerated felons throughout the country, including some Oregon inmates, often solicit pen pals through correspondence.
There are inherent risks in becoming involved with incarcerated felons. Many well-meaning members of the public have been exposed to fraud and other criminal activity through correspondence with inmates. Should you have questions or concerns about solicitations for contact with an inmate, please contact the Oregon Department of Corrections at 503-945-9090 or DOC.Info@doc.state.or.us.

Inmate's Trust Account:  Posting Money to an Inmate's Account
How do I pick up an inmate on their release date?  
Inmates can be picked up from the institution any time after 8:00 a.m.  When you arrive please park in the Loading/Unloading designated parking, located in the upper south corner of the parking lot.  Proceed to the main entrance gate and press the speaker box button.  When addressed, identify the inmate you are there to pick up and advise if you have dress out clothing for the inmate.  A staff member will retrieve the clothing from you.  You will then be instructed to return to your vehicle and to remain in your vehicle until the inmate is processed out.  Smoking is prohibited on institution grounds.  Pets are prohibited outside of your vehicle.