Out of an abundance of caution, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) is evacuating the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville due to the Riverside and Santiam wildfires. This institution is in potential danger as these fires threaten to merge. DOC has worked with the Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshall to keep everyone who works and lives inside this facility safe.
“In the best interest of safety and security, we have evacuated Coffee Creek Correctional Facility due to the potential convergence of wildfires in the area,” says Colette S. Peters, Director of DOC. “We are focused on the lives, health, and safety of our employees and the adults in our care and custody. In this unprecedented time, I have never been more proud to be part of the Oregon Department of Corrections. The planning, logistics, and effort needed to move thousands of people safely around the state has been heroic. My thoughts are with our employees, along with all Oregonians, who have been or will be negatively impacted. We will return to normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so.”
A total of 1,303 adults in custody (AICs) will be relocated. The AICs are not being released from custody.
The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,000 men and women who are incarcerated in the 14 institutions across the state.
CCCF is a multi-custody prison located in Wilsonville accommodating 283 men and 1,020 women. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state’s intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all individuals committed to state custody by the courts. CCCF’s minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.
Source: Oregon Department of Corrections