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Deer Ridge state prison to host June 25 recruiting event


Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras will be holding a recruiting event for correctional officers on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The state Department of Corrections recently announced it had received state funding for 33 more staff positions at the facility.

Here’s the rest of the agency’s recruiting announcement:

Correctional officers play an important role in Oregon’s criminal justice system. Every day, they use leadership, communication, and social skills to positively impact the lives of the adults in custody entrusted to their care.

Those who come on board at DRCI join a team of 4,500 corrections professionals across the state within the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC). In addition to excellent benefits, DOC provides many opportunities for job rotations, promotion, and continuing professional development.

To attend the full one-day recruiting event, interested applicants should arrive at 9 a.m. Attendees will receive assistance with the online application, scheduling for the National Testing Network (NTN) REACT test ($35 fee — participants may register ahead of time at, and a tour of the facility. At 12 p.m., attendees will take the NTN REACT test, followed by interviews at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be offered throughout the day.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification (driver’s license, military ID, or passport). Attendees may not wear clothing that is blue (including denim), camouflage, or suggestive. Cell phones and smartwatches cannot be taken inside the facility.

DRCI is located at 3920 E. Ashwood Road in Madras. Interested applicants with questions about the recruiting event may call (541) 325-5684 or (503) 930-2462. They may also visit

DRCI is a multi-custody facility located four miles east of Madras in central Oregon that currently houses approximately 750 minimum-security men in custody. The facility provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, cognitive programs, and inmate work crews.

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