Oregon Correctional Center
Mr. Peter Jaeger, Superintendent
5140 Hwy. M
P.O. Box 25
Oregon, WI 53575-0025
Information on the Oregon Correctional Center (OCC)
OCC is a 120 bed adult male minimum security facility located south of Madison; one mile from Oregon, near Highway 14. Formerly known as the Oregon Correctional Center and Farm, OCC dates back to 1928 when the original buildings were constructed to provide housing for inmate farm workers. Provision of inmate labor for the farm operation, managed by the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises, transitioned to Oakhill Correctional Institution in 2004.
Staff at OCC strive to assist inmates with preparation for successful return to their communities. Inmates are encouraged to maintain a positive attitude, good work ethics, proper conduct and respect for themselves and others.
Twenty-two permanent staff (14 security and eight non-security) members provide supervision and programs to the inmates.
Programs offered at OCC
Work release and project crews are the primary initiative at OCC. Work release jobs in the surrounding communities employ between 65-90 inmates. Money earned by inmates is used to pay the State of Wisconsin for the inmate's room, board, and transportation costs as well as to pay toward child support, court ordered obligations such as restitution, court costs, and fines, and also to establish a savings account that can be used to assist the inmate with reentry to the community.
The DOC's standardized pre-release curriculum and employability skills training are key components to prepare inmates to successfully obtain and retain jobs. The modules of the pre-release curriculum also provide skills and tools to assist inmates upon the completion of their commitment. Alcohol treatment is provided in the form of on-site and off-site Alcoholics Anonymous.
Programs are designed to provide inmates with the incentive and motivation to develop good work habits and a sense of responsibility that will contribute to a more rewarding and successful life upon release to the community.