The Mission of Oregon Corrections Enterprises, in partnership with the Department of Corrections, is to promote public safety by providing adults in custody with work and training opportunities in a self-sustaining organization.

our story

Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) traces its beginnings to 1995, when Oregon voters enacted a constitutional amendment that requires correctional institutions to actively engage adults in custody in full-time work or on-the-job training.


This amendment, known as Ballot Measure 17, took effect April 1, 1995. In 1999, Oregon voters passed Ballot Measure 68, which established Oregon Corrections Enterprises as a semi-independent state agency.


The OCE Administrator reports to the Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC). OCE is funded entirely through sales of its services and products.


The collective efforts of both DOC and OCE are focused on keeping Oregon correctional facilities safe and providing adults in custody with the skill set and work ethics they will need to succeed upon release.


On average OCE provides jobs and/or training for over 1,400 adults in custody from 10 DOC facilities located across the state.





We provide meaningful work experiences for every offender. With training and guidance, the men and women in our work programs will return to their communities with a strong work ethic and viable job skills, increasing their ability to succeed.


We are a progressive leader in developing career opportunities. By offering advanced training and state-of-the-art equipment, we are keeping current with industry standards and providing marketable job skills.


By working with the Oregon Department of Corrections, state agencies, non-profit agencies, and the public we build partnerships that sustain work opportunities for offenders. We constantly explore new business opportunities and partnerships. Working together, we reduce recidivism while saving money for Oregon’s taxpayers.


High-quality standard and custom products and services are the foundation of what we do. We continuously expand our products and services to stay current with market trends and job market opportunities.


Working for Oregon Corrections Enterprises is an opportunity for us to help others and contribute towards making our communities safer. Each of us has an important role in fostering positive change by guiding and mentoring offenders. We make a difference!


Making a Difference

Keeping Current with Future Job Skills Demands

Leading the Way with Great Partnerships

Quality and Value

Our Commitment








We support Oregon's community in a variety of ways. Click here for our annual report.



Award Winning

Tools for Success

Oregon Corrections Enterprises is listed as a Best Buy from DAS Procurement Decision Matrix.

The OCE Works Skills Certification Programs vary in length from 4 – 12 months and are available in 13 of our industries.