"This job has given me confidence in myself and I believe I can be successful with the training and opportunity I've been given. Department of Corrections has very little programs for offenders to transition back into society with a set skill. I appreciate it and I 100% believe in the program of OCE."
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 Alberto. Alberto resides at Oregon State Correctional Institution and works in OCE's Call Center, learning skills and gaining experience for release. 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.
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