Current and former AICs share their experiences with OCE programs and how it has helped prepare them for release. The confidence and skills gained while participating help build self-esteem, hope, and a mindset for success. Shown at our recent Open House event, this video was edited by our Graphic Design Team and captioned by Access2Online at CCCF.
OCE programs seek to provide real opportunities for participants to utilize their training and produce deliverables that go beyond OCE to positively impact the community in many forms. One way we are doing this is through our Graphic Design Program at OSCI.
Council on Criminal Justice was delighted to share that "the web page for our Task Force on Long Sentences, featuring the beautiful art by the OCE team, went live. The reaction has been exceedingly positive, and some of our funders are planning to feature the art (and past OCE designs) in presentations about CCJ's work."
Nobody first thinks of prison as a land of opportunity. For most of the men and women who are sentenced to time in Oregon prisons each year, prison is, at best, a course correction. For some its a forced detour around a road that was falling apart. For others, a prison cell is a timeout from the life they look forward to jumping right back into.
Prison Blues is an American workwear brand selling starchy blue jeans and rigid trucker jackets for around $50. Its a niche labelIf Levis is the giant of the jean world, Prison Blues is more like an ant scurrying underfoot. But the brands affordable clothes have lately caught the attention of young, fashion-conscious folks in Japan. A flip through Prison Blues tagged photos on Instagram reveals a plethora of Japanese fans wearing its midnight-blue jeans and chunky denim jackets with leopard-print coats, technicolor Coogi sweaters and vintage neckties.
Welcome to the OCE/UO Joint Venture page! For the past several years, OCE and UO College of Design have teamed up in a unique partnership to create innovative products and enhance the lives of the people involved through positive experiences. While these products are only prototypes and not for sale, the story is definitely worth telling! FOR THE 2021 OCE/UO JOINT VENTURE, the product of choice was parcel mailboxes.
As we navigate this worldwide pandemic, Oregon Corrections Enterprises wants to assure you we are planning for success regarding continuity of operations. We are constantly striving to improve our plans and are using all resources available to us to do so.
We have received many letters and continue to see more come in. The responses have been fairly well-rounded with a range of positive, negative, and neutral tones. We want to share with you a letter we received from Theophilus. Theophilus resides at Oregon State Penitentiary and works in OCE's Call Center, leading and mentoring others while growing himself. His last name has been redacted for considerations of safety and sensitivity. What he has to say in the following letter is real and in his own words.
We have received many letters and continue to see more come in. The responses have been fairly well-rounded with a range of positive, negative, and neutral tones. We want to share with you a letter we received from Jacob. Jacob is a licensed electrician that resides at Two Rivers Correctional Institution and works in the OCE shops there. Jacob is humble and thankful to have applicable training and money to provide gifts for his family. He wants people to know how many great programs AIC awards contribute to. His last name has been redacted for considerations of safety and sensitivity. What he has to say in the following letter is real and in his own words.
The Hear My Voice video series is OCE's response to the desire of the men and women in our programs to have a platform to speak to the community. These videos were made to allow them to express their thoughts by speaking from the heart. This series offers a chance for those wishing to personalize themselves, to let the public see they are people who prefer to speak for themselves. They are aware of the societal climate pushing for changes and they are not in complete agreement. Sometimes a letter is not enough; it is easier to have a conversation, but if they did write one it will be included with the video.