Deer Ridge Correctional Institution
Administrator: Joe DeCamp
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, do not send nude or sexually suggestive photos). Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope. When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well. Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence. Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from Amazon.com (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).
Family and friends of an inmate may send money in the form of United States Postal Money Order. The money order must be made payable to the inmates full committed name and identification number and have the senders complete information including signature and return address. Funds may be placed on an inmate's Central Trust account with a United States Postal money order. Make the money order/cashier's check payable to: "DOC" with the inmate's name and SID number.
Payable to: DOC for John Doe, SID #1234567.
You must write the name and mailing address of purchaser, including city, state, and zip code on the money order and in the return address area of the mailing envelope. This information must be current and legible or your item will be returned.
Mail the money order to:
Central Trust, Inmate's Name and SID Number
Oregon Department of Corrections
PO Box 14400
Salem, OR 97309-5077
The money will be put in the inmate's account upon receipt through the mail.
Click here to read the Oregon Department of Corrections policy on sending money to an inmate.
Friends and family can also send money to an inmate via Western Union over the internet.
The Oregon department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a good influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are some important things you should know if you are planning on visiting an inmate.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.
To fill out a visitors application click here.
For more information on visiting an inmate visit the departments website here.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday Sunday and Holidays:
7:15 am - 10:15 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Want to find information about an offender in Oregon? Access the Oregon inmate database of offenders here.