AUDIO: This week we talk to Corey Fhuere, Superintendent of Shutter’s Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI)
About SCCI: Acquired from the U.S. General Services Administration at no cost to Oregon taxpayers in January 1990, this former Air National Guard radar station near North Bend has been converted into a 302-bed minimum security prison. Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) consists of 56 acres containing 20 buildings surrounded by forest land.
Inmates at SCCI are minimum custody inmates within four years of release who qualify for minimum custody. Inmates work on the institution site in the physical plant, kitchen and dining hall, warehouse, receiving and discharge, laundry, landscaping, and as facility orderlies and members of the SCCI fire department. Inmates also work on outside crews, primarily with the Department of Forestry, providing services throughout the year and as trained wildland firefighters. During the fire season, SCCI inmates are available for use in fighting wildland fires and providing fire camp support throughout the state.
SCCI is also a regional re-entry facility for the counties of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Jackson and Josephine. Minimum custody inmates who are nearing the end of their sentence and will be releasing to one of these six counties will typically be transferred to SCCI to participate in programming for release.
Learn more about Shutter’s Creek Correctional Institution with these resources:
Dept. of Corrections (DOCJ) home page
Shutter’s Creek Correctional Institution