Oregon Correctional Center
Mr. Troy Hermans, Superintendent
5140 Hwy. M
P.O. Box 25
Oregon, WI 53575-0025
Phone: (608) 835-3233
Fax: (608) 835-3175
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Information About the Oregon Correctional Center (OCC)
OCC is a 120-bed, minimum-security facility for adult males that is located south of Madison, one mile from the city of Oregon.
The center is part of the Wisconsin
Correctional Center System, an "institution" comprised of 14 adult,
male correctional centers that is overseen by a single warden, whose office is
centrally located in Madison.
The original OCC buildings
were constructed in 1928 to provide housing for inmates who worked on the
adjacent correctional farm. Responsibility
for the provision of inmate labor for the farm operation, which is 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 ethic, proper conduct,
and respect for themselves and others.
Programs offered at OCC
OCC programs are designed to provide inmates with incentives 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.
Off-site Work Release / Project Crews
release and project crews are primary initiatives at OCC. Work release jobs in the surrounding
communities employ between 65-90 inmates at any given time. Work release earnings help to pay room, board,
and transportation costs; child support; and court ordered restitution, fees,
and fines. Work release money also helps to establish a savings account that
can be used to assist the inmate with costs associated with reentry into the
release is a privilege and is provided at the discretion of the center
superintendent and warden. Decisions regarding eligibility for work release are
based upon many factors; appropriate placements cannot be guaranteed for all
DOC's standardized pre-release curriculum and employability skills training are
key components to preparing inmates to successfully obtain and retain jobs upon
release. The pre-release curriculum modules also provide skills and tools to
assist inmates upon the completion of their commitment.
provides voluntary self-help programs, such as Alcohol Anonymous and Narcotic
Anonymous, that are open to all inmates who have substance abuse related
issues. Community volunteers facilitate each group and meetings are held both
on and off center grounds.