Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) was authorized in 1983 by the 62nd Legislative Assembly as the first medium-security adult male correctional facility established outside Marion County. It is located in Pendleton, Oregon.

Until its conversion to a prison, EOCI had been a state mental hospital, with most of the buildings originally constructed in 1912-13. The first inmates were received on June 24, 1985. The 1682-bed facility is Pendleton´s fourth largest employer.  

The institution has 19 separate general population housing units, comprising 596 dormitory structured beds and 897 cell-structured beds, a 99-single occupancy cell Disciplinary Segregation Unit, and an eight bed Infirmary.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution are Wednesday through Sunday between 8:30 am and 11:15 am and 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

What to bring to your visit

  • Identification
    • All visitors 15 and older must bring photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state ID card, military ID card, school ID card, or other official government ID card)
  • Money
    • Quarters only for use in the vending machines (no more than $15 in quarters is allowed).
  • Metal Detector Medical Exception Form 
    • If you have a medical condition that makes it unsafe for you to walk through a metal detector, talk to your doctor about documentation and have them complete the Metal Detector Medical Exception Form linked above.

Other Approved Items

  • Photographs 
    • Visitors may bring five non-Polaroid photographs or five sheets of photographs into the visiting room. You must take all pictures with you at the end of the visit.
  • Items for your infant
    • Approved items per child include: two diapers, one clear plastic bottle, one single layer blanket, one pacifier, and diaper wipes contained in a clear plastic bag.
  • Emergency medications
    • Any medications that are prescribed for emergency purposes

What to Leave at Home or in a Facility Locker

  • Non-emergency medications, prescribed or non-prescribed, are not allowed in the visiting room. 
  • Smoking of any kind is not allowed within a correctional institution or on State of Oregon property, so please leave any tobacco products, vapes, etc. behind. 
  • Cash other than $15 in quarters. You cannot bring checkbooks, credit and/or debit cards into the visiting area. 
  • No cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices
  • Weapons of any kind are not allowed
  • Metal buttons, body piercings, jewelry, underwire bras, and some shoes may activate the metal detector. Avoid wearing metal as much as possible or be prepared to remove certain items in order to pass through the metal detector successfully.

Dress Code

DO NOT WEAR BLUE DENIM OR BLUE CLOTHING OF ANY KIND. This is for security purposes, since inmates themselves wear blue and blue denim clothing.

Dress conservatively. Dresses, skirts, jumpers, culottes, and shorts are permitted if they are worn at knee level or lower when standing. Footwear and undergarments are required.

Prohibited clothing:

Suggestive, revealing, low-cut or skimpy clothing. Hats, wrap-around skirts, halter tops, sheer or see-through clothing are not allowed. 

Other types of provocative clothing; camouflage of any kind; and clothing, hairstyles, insignias or other paraphernalia associated with security threat groups or that are inflammatory in nature are not allowed.

Outer garments such as raincoats, ski jackets, and other garments that are lined are not allowed inside the visiting room.

Physical Address

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
2500 Westgate
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-9699

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qkWMPbqy4dGXP89F9

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, SID Number
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
2500 Westgate
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-9699

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution can’t receive incoming phone calls, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Oregon, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) has contracts with JPay, CenturyLink (CenturyLink uses the vendor Access Corrections for Trust deposits), and Telmate. All accept electronic payments through their website, by telephone, and at walk up locations. 

Adults in custody have two main types of accounts: a phone account and a commissary (trust) account. 

  • Phone account funds can be used for phone calls, electronic messaging, and computer tablet services. 
  • Commissary account funds can be used for items from the facility like snacks, toiletries, and other goods and services. The DOC Rule on Trust Accounts has more detailed information on commissary accounts.


With JPay, you can place money on an AICs commissary (trust) account:

  • JPay website: Visit the JPay website to create an account and send money with a credit or debit card.
  • Over the phone: Call (800) 574-5729 to deposit money with a credit or debit card.
  • In person: Visit Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, or CVS to purchase a MoneyGram with cash or card. Once purchased, call (800) 574-5729 and use receive code, 7813.

Century Link

CenturyLink uses a vendor called Access Corrections, so you can place money on an AIC's commissary (trust) account:

  • Visit the Access Corrections website to create an account and send money with a credit or debit card.
  • Over the phone: Call (866) 345-1884 to send money with a credit or debit card.
  • In person: Visit any Western Union Agent to send money with cash or card.


With Telmate, you can place money on an AIC's commissary (trust) account.

  • Telmate website or app: Visit the Telmate website or download the app to deposit using a credit or debit card 
  • Over the phone: Call Telmate customer service at (866) 516-0115. 

US Mail

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) will ONLY accept money orders and cashier's checks through the mail. Make the money order or cashier’s check payable to “DOC” with the adult in custody's name and SID number. (Example: DOC for John Doe, SID #1234567)

You must also write the name and mailing address of the purchaser, including city, state, and zip code on the money order or cashier's check 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 or cashier’s check to:

Central Trust, AICs Name and SID Number
Oregon Department of Corrections
PO Box 14400
Salem, OR 97309-5077

Programs For Inmates

Programs and Services offered at EOCI:

  • Joys of Living Assistance Dog Program
  • Getting Out by Going In – (GOGI) 
  • Certified Master Clock Repair Program
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program 
  • Art Inside Out
  • Art Therapy
  • Certified Hospice Caregiver Program
  • Toastmasters, New Directions Program
  • Education – GED, high school, and college-level classes
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • HVAC – LME, LEA, LEB Apprenticeship Certification Program
  • SAE Automotive, Welding Certification Program, Plant Journeyman Electrical Licensing Program, water treatment, and boiler certification
  • Pathfinders & Thinking for Change
  • Religious Services, MindfulnessFood Handlers, and Bakery Certification

Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) Industries:

  • Contact Center
  • Embroidery Shop
  • Garment Factory
  • Laundry

EOCI contracts with Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) to provide education services at the institution. Approximately 1,000 inmates have received either a GED certificate or an adult high school diploma since the education program began in 1986.  

The New Directions Education Project was formed in 1999 by a group of people who felt that inmates should have more than a GED to start their lives upon release. Donations were sought from churches, civic groups, individuals and eventually from foundations to pay for tuition, textbooks, and supplies so that BMCC would provide instructors to teach college-transfer classes at EOCI. 

EOCI is the state´s only facility where the internationally-recognized "Prison Blues" line of blue denim clothing is manufactured. The garment factory is one of two prison industries programs operating at the facility. The prison´s commercial laundry cleans clothing and other items for EOCI and Snake River Correctional Institution, in addition to Pendleton´s local high school, the city's fire department, the Pendleton Convention Center, and Krusteaz Flour Mill.

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Careers at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a career with the Oregon Department of Corrections, you can find out more information about available jobs at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution by clicking here.