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Mill Creek Correctional Facility donates nearly 500 pounds of fresh produce to the Union Gospel Mission (Photo) - 09/21/16

On September 1, 2016, Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) donated 484 pounds of fresh produce to the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in Salem. MCCF provided UGM with a variety of fresh tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, corn, and peppers to help supplement meals served.

The UGM helps the neediest men, women, and children in the community break the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration by partnering with churches, individuals, and organizations. The UGM serves over 200,000 meals every year to over 2,000 individuals.

The MCCF garden is grown and harvested by adults in custody, who were pleased to be able to give back to the local community. The MCCF inmate population also benefits from the crops, as the fresh vegetables are utilized inside the facility to supplement meals.

Twice a week the MCCF garden also bags produce for Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS); in 2015, the garden was able to donate well over 20,000 pounds of produce to MFPS, which is a regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties. More than 40,000 people, including 14,000 children, receive emergency food each month through the Food Share partner network.

MCCF is an unfenced, minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 290 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. MCCF opened in 1929 as the Farm Annex of the Oregon State Penitentiary, housing 50 adult male offenders. The Farm Annex provided all of the milk, eggs, meat, fruit, and vegetables for the Oregon State Penitentiary and the State Hospital. The main building (as well as many of the out buildings that made up the farm) still stands today and, at 81 years old, it makes for the second oldest prison in the state.

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EOCI and TRCI to host recruiting event (Photo) - 09/20/16

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) and Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) have joined resources to hold a one-day recruiting event on Saturday, October 8, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. During this event, corrections professionals will share information about careers including Correctional Officers, Food Service Coordinators, Physical Plant/Maintenance Specialists, Correctional Counselors, Medical Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, and Administrative Support. Refreshments will be offered throughout the day.

Those who come on board at EOCI or TRCI will join a team of 4,500 corrections professionals across the state within the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC). In addition to excellent benefits, DOC provides many opportunities for job rotations, promotions, and continuing professional development.

All attendees will receive assistance with the online application and scheduling for the National Testing Network (NTN) REACT Test for Correctional Officers ($35 fee -- accepted payment methods are: valid credit card, debit card, or prepaid debit card). Participants may register prior to the event at: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification (driver's license, military ID, or passport). Attendees may not wear clothing that is blue (including denim), camouflage, or suggestive. Cell phones and smartwatches cannot be taken inside the facility. Tours of EOCI will be available.

The event will be held at the Blue Mountain Community College Science Building located at 2411 NW Carden Avenue, in Pendleton. Interested applicants with questions about the recruiting event may call (503) 930-2462. They may also visit www.odocjobs.com for more information.

EOCI is a multi-custody prison located in Pendleton that houses over 1,600 male inmates. The institution is known for its Oregon Corrections Enterprises industries, including a garment factory that produces Prison Blues(C), whose products are sold in and outside the United States. Other industries are its embroidery and laundry facilities. EOCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, and inmate work crews. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

TRCI is a multi-custody prison in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 male inmates. TRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including institution and industrial laundry, mattress manufacturing, and sewing. Other institution work programs include reparation and cleaning of irrigation ditches, maintenance of local baseball fields, and work with local cities and the Hermiston School District. The facility provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, religious services, and behavioral health services. TRCI opened in 2000.

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Snake River Correctional Institution to host recruiting event (Photo) - 09/19/16

Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario will be holding a one-day recruiting event on Saturday, October 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this event, corrections professionals will share information about careers including Correctional Officers, Food Service Coordinators, Physical Plant/Maintenance Specialists, Correctional Counselors, Medical Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, and Administrative Support. Refreshments will be offered throughout the day.

Those who come on board at SRCI will join a team of 4,500 corrections professionals across the state within the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC). In addition to excellent benefits, DOC provides many opportunities for job rotations, promotions, and continuing professional development.

All attendees will receive assistance with the online application and scheduling for the National Testing Network (NTN) REACT Test for Correctional Officers ($35 fee -- accepted payment methods are: valid credit card, debit card, or prepaid debit card). Participants may register prior to the event at: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification (driver's license, military ID, or passport). Attendees may not wear clothing that is blue (including denim), camouflage, or suggestive. Cell phones and smartwatches cannot be taken inside the facility.

SRCI is located at 777 Stanton Boulevard, Ontario. Interested applicants with questions about the recruiting event may call (541) 881-4573 or (503) 930-2462. They may also visit www.odocjobs.com for more information.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 male inmates. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, inmates with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.

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Mill Creek Correctional Facility graduates first GED class (Photo) - 09/15/16

On September 2, 2016, Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) commemorated its first graduation ceremony for adults in custody who successfully earned their General Education Development (GED) certificates. The seven graduating students dressed in the traditional cap and gown as they marched to pomp and circumstance. Friends and family were invited to celebrate their achievements.

MCCF began collaborating with the Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) to provide education services in October 2015. The students spend their days working full-time on outside work crews and spend their evenings inside a classroom. Through this partnership, MCCF has been able to offer 36 students the opportunity to enroll in classes. The students are provided instruction by two tutors who are also adults in custody. Students are able to take official tests with the support of Chemeketa Community College staff and SCI staff.

Research shows adults in custody who participate in correctional education programs have 43 percent lower odds of recidivating than those who don't. Analysis also shows that those individuals who participated in vocational training programs were 28 percent more likely to obtain employment after release from prison than adults in custody who did not.
MCCF is an unfenced, minimum-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 290 male inmates who are within four years of release. The facility concentrates on work opportunities, most of which are in the form of work crews contracting with state agencies, local organizations, and private industries within a 60-mile radius of Salem. MCCF opened in 1929 as the Farm Annex of the Oregon State Penitentiary, housing 50 adult male offenders. The Farm Annex provided all of the milk, eggs, meat, fruit, and vegetables for the Oregon State Penitentiary and the State Hospital. The main building (as well as many of the out buildings that made up the farm) still stands today and, at 81 years old, it makes for the second oldest prison in the state.


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Superintendent Kimberly Hendricks
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DOC announces superintendent changes (Photo) - 09/01/16

Colette S. Peters, Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC), recently announced four changes to the Operations Division management team, effective September 15.

Named were Brad Cain as Superintendent of Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario, Brandon Kelly as Superintendent of Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) and Mill Creek Correctional Institution (MCCF) in Salem, Brigitte Amsberry as Superintendent of Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI), and Kimberly Hendricks as Superintendent of Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) in Salem.

Cain has been the Superintendent at Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) in Baker City since 2013. He began his DOC career in 1990 as a Correctional Officer at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). He promoted through the security series, eventually serving more than five years as the Institution Security Manager at SRCI before becoming its Minimum Facility Manager. Cain served as Operations Manager at PRCF before being named Superintendent. He received an associate's degree in criminal justice in 1990 from Treasure Valley Community College.

Kelly has served as SCI Superintendent since 2015 and has 18 years of experience in corrections. He started his career in 1998 as a Correctional Officer at OSP after serving six years with the United States Marine Corps. Kelly promoted through the ranks: Sergeant in 2002, Lieutenant in 2003, Captain in 2004, Institution Security Manager at Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in 2009, Assistant Superintendent at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in 2011, and Assistant Superintendent of Security at OSP in 2013 prior to being named Superintendent of SCI.

Amsberry, EOCI Assistant Superintendent of Security, has accepted a one-year job rotation as TRCI Superintendent. She started as a Registered Nurse in 2000 at EOCI, promoting to Nurse Manager in 2005, Correctional Rehabilitation Manager in 2006, and Assistant Superintendent of Correctional Rehabilitation in 2007. Amsberry served as interim Superintendent at EOCI in 2013, returning to Assistant Superintendent in 2014, and stepping into her current role of Assistant Superintendent of Security at EOCI in July of this year.

Hendricks has been Superintendent of Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) in North Bend since 2014. She joined the department in 2001 as part of the start-up team at CCCF in the role of Safety Manager. In 2005, she transferred to Central Office to assist in the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) draft standards. In 2009, she became the Hearings Administrator for the Office of the Inspector General, and was named SCCI Superintendent in 2014. Hendricks received her Certificate in Public Management (CPM) from Willamette University in 2008.

Director Peters stated, "These individuals' pride, strength, respect, and commitment to protect and serve - as well as their combined 75 years of experience - will help carry our agency into the future."

DOC employs 4,500 staff members at 14 institutions, two community corrections offices, and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of over 14,500 adults sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration, and direct or indirect supervision of 32,000 offenders on felony supervision in the community. DOC is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities.

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