IN MY OWN WORDS - MICHAEL, OSCI MAILROOM

Letter from Michael

To be treated as human beings, not as a prison ID number

"What I receive each day I go to work is the pure enjoyment of accomplishing something that may be beneficial, whether we send OHP applications to field offices, send shipments to Parks and Recreation. Each day has a meaning. To me it's not about the PRAS/AWARD, but the satisfaction of being part of a team and together accomplish OUR common goal."

 

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 Michael. Michael resides at Oregon State Correctional Institution and works in OCE's Mailroom. He sees beyond the pay rate to the value he receives as a human being. 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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