In the Fall of 2021, the OCE Print Shop, in partnership with the State of Oregon's Publishing & Distribution (P&D) print shop, were discussing the fact that during the pandemic, there was a critical shortage of envelopes across the United States, as well as worldwide. This was brought on by supply chain issues in the paper industry.
At Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), we are committed to providing adults in custody (AICs) with the chance for a brighter future, and that is what drives our Reentry Program at its core. Guided by our Reentry Manager, Morgen Jaco, we have embarked on a transformative journey, redefining the way we support individuals transitioning from incarceration to society.
Deniz - OSP Laundry Team | In My own Words - "Knowing that our efforts were making a difference out there pushed us to work harder. We made sure that every hospital that we worked with got their products (gowns, sheets, blankets, towels, scrubs, etc.) on time."
My name is Deniz and I have been working for OCE Laundry since 2009. First time I started to work in here, it was an eye opening experience. My lead man gave me my training and placed me next to an experienced worker until I learned the skills I needed to do my job.
Cornelius - OSP Laundry Team | In My own Words - "OCE paired me with individuals who took the time to train me and now I have the skills that make me extremely employable in the marketplace."
I began my journey with OCE back in 2010. My first job at OSP was in the Furniture Factory. I learned skills such as: sanding (finish sanding), sealing, and finish lacquer. I had never done any of these thing before.
CCCF's sewing team demonstrated outstanding teamwork and dedication in crafting over 20,000 high-quality wrist braces from raw materials, exceeding expectations and finishing the project a month ahead of schedule.
Scott Speed, a software developer, discusses his role in the Database Development Team (DDT) for OCE. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining his skills and professionalism while collaborating with OCE staff, likening it to working with coworkers in traditional settings. Scott believes that his experiences in this role will translate well to his future endeavors after his time in prison, offering him valuable skills for positive interactions with colleagues, managers, and clients.
Dive into the transformative journey of Larry Bell. Hear how his experience at OCE laundry helped him find stability and responsibility, demonstrating the power of positivity and hard work. Join Larry as he discovers the path to a new chapter, proving that with determination, even the most challenging roads can lead to unexpected destinations.
From OCE Laundry to ALSCO Uniforms: Unveiling John Kim's Inspiring Journey of Transformation. Discover how the guidance and training he received at OCE prepared him for success in the workforce, as he reflects on his time at OSP and Mill Creek. Join us in exploring Kim's evolution from Assistant Production Manager to a true embodiment of gratitude and achievement.
Daniel Breiners remarkable journey from Incarceration to ALSCO Engineer. Discover how OCE's impactful programs propelled him to a thriving career. Uncover how embracing opportunity and cultivating life skills led to a new chapter of independence and success.
Lynda - CCCF Sewing Team Lead | In My own Words - "OCE provides an environment where individuals thrive and resilience develops."
Before entering this facility, I had never sewn a day in my life, well, not with a sewing machine. I did however one time attempt hand stitching a silk shirt that I designed and cut out of an old sheet when I was 15 years old.