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Our woodworkers design and build everything from jewelry boxes to armoires...from woodburned artwork to complete kitchen cabinet packages...from intricately carved chessmen to sleigh-style beds. They build full-sized homes, garden sheds, and playhouses. And they do it all within the walls of a medium-security state prison!

Snake River Correctional Institute is Oregon's largest prison, housing over 3,000 medium and minimum-security inmates. The mission of the Oregon Department of Corrections is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. Oregon's Measure 17 states "All inmates of state corrections institutions shall be actively engaged full-time in work or on-the-job training."

Treasure Valley Community College provides educational programming for the inmates, and one of the programs is "Building Construction Technology".

The program includes classes in:
  • Construction Safety
  • Framing
  • Introduction to Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC
  • Finishing Carpentry
  • Print Reading
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • College Success and Survival Skills
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Employability and Work Maturity Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Roofing
  • Cabinetry
  • Footings and Foundations
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction Estimating
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Construction Math
  • Drywall
  • We market our products through local vendors and a large community flea market held twice a year. We also accept orders by phone, mail, e-mail, or fax.

    Oregon law prohibits out-of-state sales of products made by inmates of the Department of Corrections.


    Building Construction Technology
    Treasure Valley Community College
    SRCI, Complex 2 Industries, Box 334
    777 Stanton Boulevard, Ontario, Oregon 97914
    541-881-4778 (phone)
    541-881-4741 (fax)