In 1989, The State of Oregon was challenged to create work skills programs for adults in custody at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. After extensive research, it was determined that a garment factory would provide ample work and training opportunities in a real-world manufacturing environment. A 47,000 square foot factory was constructed, and the OCE Prison Blues® factory began operation.
Adults in custody (AICs) seeking work in the Prison Blues® facility navigate a detailed selection process. Upon assignment, they are trained by managers with private industry experience. The technical and soft skills learned through this work and training program help AICs prepare for successful re-entry into our communities.
When you purchase Prison Blues® from any of our vendors located around the globe, not only do you get a quality, durable product, you help us change lives, one opportunity at a time.
Watch this SHORT VIDEO to see what Prison Blues is all about.