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Santiam Correctional Institution
General Information
Aerial view of SCI
Santiam Correctional Institution
Paula Myers, Superintendent
Susi Hodgin, Public Information Officer
Melissa Premo, Institution Security Manager
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

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SCI Administration

 Name  Title Phone Number:
Paula Myers  Superintendent Ext. 255 Paula.Myers@doc.state.or.us
Susi Hodgin Supt Asst/PIO Ext. 259 Susi.A.Hodgin@doc.state.or.us
Melissa Premo  Security Mgr Ext. 231 Melissa.J.Premo@doc.state.or.us
Sharon Presleigh Gen. Serv Mgr
Ext. 269 Sharon.K.Presleigh@doc.state.or.us
Amanda Parker   Hlth Serv Mgr
(503)378-5804 Amanda.L.Parker@doc.state.or.us
Sam Villagomez Corr. Rehab. Mgr Ext. 264 Sam.Villagomez@doc.state.or.us
Dick Roy Chaplain Ext. 423 Richard.D.Roy@doc.state.or.us
Wendell Hensell Safety Mgr (503)373-0126 Wendell.J.Hensell@doc.state.or.us

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.

Visiting Information
Monday and Friday Evenings: 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are 12:45 – 3:15 PM, and 6:00 PM  – 8:30 PM.
Holidays that fall on Fridays and Mondays, follow the Holiday schedule.
All General Population inmates housed at SCI and who are eligible for privileged visiting will be allowed to have visits during any of the six regularly scheduled visiting sessions. Regular visiting sessions are offered on Monday and Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in afternoon and evening sessions. Visitors may not visit twice in one visiting session.
On weekends, visitors may visit during either the afternoon or evening sessions, NOT BOTH. Visitor processing will end 30 minutes prior to each visiting session has concluded; i.e. Friday evening visitor processing will end at 8:00 pm. Visitors should be aware that due to space limitations, only three persons are allowed to visit at one time.  One child under 3 years old may sit on another visitor’s lap.  Also, space limitations may require that visiting sessions be terminated early so that others may visit. If this is necessary, the following factors will be considered: distance visitors travel, frequency of visits, and time of arrival.
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 Drive 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 Drive 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 
Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)
Visiting Inmates: Visiting Inmates in Prison


Inmate Telephone Information
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.

Inmate Mail Information
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)

Emergency Contact Information
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

Other Useful Information
DOC Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Rule: OAR Div 127 Visiting (Inmate)

Mail Rule: OAR Div 131 Mail (Inmate)
Inmate's Trust Account: Posting Money to an Inmate's Account
Finding SCI: Click here to see a map to SCI
Custody Level: Minimum
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.

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

 Cognitive Programs  Substance Abuse Program
 Education  Transition Programs
 Health Services  Work Assignments  (Measure 17)
 Religious Services