Powder River Correctional Facility

Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) is a minimum-security prison located in Baker City, Oregon. PRCF opened November 9, 1989, and serves as a transition and re-entry facility for the DOC. 

Program-eligible inmates preparing for transition from prison back into their communities are sent to PRCF for alcohol and drug treatment. PRCF’s New Directions Alternative Incarceration Program (AIP) is a 128-bed treatment program for qualifying inmates. 

Inmates in this program are assigned to a highly regimented program that includes a daily routine of 14-16 hours of treatment, education, and transition classes in conjunction with institution and or community-based work.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Powder River Correctional Facility are on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. The morning session is between 7:45 am and 10:30 am. The afternoon session is from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

What to bring to your visit

  • Photo Identification
    • All visitors 15 and older must bring a 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, have your doctor complete the Metal Detector Medical Exception Form linked above.

Other Approved Items

  • Pictures
    • 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.
  • Infant items
    • 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 Institution Locker

  • Non-emergency medications, prescribed or non-prescribed, are not allowed in the visiting room. 
  • Smoking of any kind is not allowed within a Penitentiary 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.
  • Raincoats, ski jackets, and other garments that are lined are not allowed inside the visiting room.

Physical Address

Powder River Correctional Facility
3600 13th Street
Baker City, Oregon 97814-1346

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5tqvyLcksMtbnSka7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, SID Number
Powder River Correctional Facility
3600 13th Street
Baker City, Oregon 97814-1346

Messaging and Video Calls

There are a number of ways to communicate with your incarcerated friend or loved one electronically. Keep in mind that like all AIC communications, video calls, and messages are monitored. Keep in mind that messages must pass through security screening and may be delayed when being reviewed for unauthorized content.

Text Messaging

CenturyLink offers a messaging service through Corrlinks that AICs can use on a tablet in their facility, though there are fees associated with the service. You can send or receive messages using your Corrlinks account.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Powder River Correctional Facility 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.

Video Calls

CenturyLink also offers a video call service through ICSolutions where you can schedule a video call to communicate with your incarcerated friend or loved one. This service is available when you log into your ICSolutions account from a personal computer or smartphone. Learn more about video calls.

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 Institution 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 
  • 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)

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

Inmates from Powder River Correctional Facility provide a variety of work related services to the communities in Baker and surrounding counties. One of the primary reasons for this work is to reduce the costs of government, particularly to rural governments, who could not successfully complete needed work projects by other means.  

Examples of value-added work accomplished by inmate work crews include:  

  • Periodically building and grounds maintenance of the Baker County Library.  
  • Upkeep of the Leo Adler Parkway (walking path) through Baker City.  
  • Litter patrol of County roads throughout Baker County.  
  • Multi-Agency Partnerships: 
  • Annual assistance in setting up events at the Baker County Fairgrounds before and after the County Fair. 
  • Assistance to the various school districts in the county involving building and grounds maintenance.  
  • Maintenance and upkeep of Oregon Parks at the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park, Bates State Park, Unity Lake State Park, Catherine Creek State Park, Clyde Holliday State Park, and Emigrant Springs State Park.

Transitions Services

In the last six months of an inmate’s sentence, specific services are provided by DOC to prepare them for a successful reentry into society. 

The primary program in Transitions is Road to Success. This is a voluntary program that includes the following components: Employment, Working Effectively with Your Parole Officer, Your Family and Your Release, Understanding the Basics of Money Management, and Housing. 

In addition, Transitions Services coordinators assist with areas such as helping inmates locate potential residences for their re-entry, contacting the DMV, Veteran Services, etc. for re-entry issues, and preparing for their medical needs upon release. 

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Careers at Powder River Correctional Facility

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