Oregon Industries Organizational Review

ILJ conducted an organizational/fiscal analysis of the Oregon correctional industries program for the Governor’s Task Force on Corrections. The review focused primarily on the organizational structure of the industries program, including its governing policy board, integration within the Department of Corrections (DOC) management structure, and industries staffing needs. In addition, the review examined internal and DOC-related constraints upon program expansion and proposed new industries for feasibility analysis based upon an examination of existing market penetration and economic development agency analysis. Recommendations included policy board membership changes, industries staffing changes, new industries, changes in industries’ relationships with DOC management procedures, and proposals for legislative action to ensure needed capital for program expansion. Operational level change recommendations were also provided to reduce unnecessary production costs, eliminating unnecessary procedures that reduce civilian and inmate worker productivity.