Columbia River Correctional Institution – Oregon

Do you know somebody in prison at Columbia River Correctional Institution? Columbia River Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the Oregon Department of Corrections. This site will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Columbia River Correctional Institution such as the following: How to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Columbia River Correctional Institution. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Columbia River Correctional Institution
State: Oregon
County: Multnomah
DOC: Oregon Department of Corrections
Security Level: Minimum
Warden Name: Christine Popoff

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Columbia River Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at Columbia River Correctional Institution, and use the street address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address the item, and do the appropriate protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

Columbia River Correctional Institution
9111 NE Sunderland Avenue
Portland OR, 97211

Street Address / Prison location


Columbia River Correctional Institution
9111 NE Sunderland Avenue
Portland OR, 97211-1799

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: ext 241

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information below before you try to visit an inmate here.

Columbia River Correctional Institution
9111 NE Sunderland Avenue
Portland OR, 97211-1799


Going north on I-205, take Exit #23B NE Killingsworth/Columbia Blvd. Go west to NE 33rd Ave.; turn right; go north to Sunderland Ave; take a left at Sunderland (approx. 1/2 mile).

Going north on I-5, take the Marine Drive East exit to NE 33rd Ave.; turn right onto NE 33rd. Veer slightly to the right onto NE Sunderland Ave.

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the phone number to the facility.
ext 241

Columbia River Correctional Institution prisoners may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to prisoners, but there are some times when it is necessary to know the fax machine number to Columbia River Correctional Institution.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for Columbia River Correctional Institution. You won’t be able to reach individuals at this email address. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Columbia River Correctional Institution you must follow an specific process to make sure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Columbia River Correctional Institution employees will open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Received general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you have to address a letter to a state prison inmate at Columbia River Correctional Institution:

Columbia River Correctional Institution
9111 NE Sunderland Avenue
Portland OR, 97211

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money in the postal service and have to send those funds to this address and do so in accordance with the rules given below:

The deposit must be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct inmate information but only if the envelope has a return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often transported to various correctional facilities throughout the Oregon prison system, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Oregon state prisons: Oregon State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Columbia River Correctional Institution, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Mon & Fri: 6:30-9:00 p.m.; Sat/Sun/Hol: 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Oregon state prison has their own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies get changed often. The rules listed here might be changed when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Columbia River Correctional Institution’s official website to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, go to the official Columbia River Correctional Institution site as this information changes all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Columbia River Correctional Institution prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Columbia River Correctional Institution death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Oregon parole procedures coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about getting released from Columbia River Correctional Institution coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Columbia River Correctional Institution to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section coming soon.


A section with photos of Columbia River Correctional Institution coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Columbia River Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Columbia River Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Columbia River Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to post a comment

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Columbia River Correctional Institution coming.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Columbia River Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Oregon State Prisons: Oregon State Prisons

Columbia River Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Oregon Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Columbia River Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Columbia River Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this correctional facility?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to include in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this prison, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Candy F. says:

    Yes much name is candy myself brother is at columbia rivers prison oregon 2 yrs and much concern is he has severe mental health issues and when going to court they promised he get his medical help well be there and they only have 1 MH Dr. He can’t get the right medicines and he was on trazadone 10yrs and stop it cold turkey that could of killed him the mental health it’s a home I going to write the Governor who ever I need to write to fix this problem they only see him 2 a month if that he has pins in his ankle FROM car accident and they put him on top bunk he has hard time getting down I have called many times to superintendent to get some help for him he should of went to mental health court so in the process of some motions to get him back in court columbia rivers prison oregon they don’t even give a fu??..and that what oregon about maybe someone can guide me what I can do on getting him his help mental health issues since 2003 to now ( bipolar disorder- aguraphiba-personality disorder- depressed mental and he just can’t get any good doctor the counselor are just horrible please call if u can help me on this 70220964**

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