Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Fall children's event - 10/30/14
Pumpkins recently arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) for the women in custody to paint with their children in an event that occurred October 25-26. Every year CCCF sponsors four events in the medium and minimum facilities to foster relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children. The quarterly events are funded through the Wilsonville Rotary and CCCF's women in custody.
The Fall Children's Event allows mothers in custody to paint pumpkins and create craft projects with their children outside of the confines of the visiting room in a fun environment. Included in the activities will be creating frames for photos that the children will be able to take home.
Allowing mothers to share activities and refreshments with their children helps family members reconnect in a loving and relaxing way. It is one of the activities that the Oregon Department of Corrections focuses on to help provide opportunities for women in custody to develop parenting skills and avoid an intergenerational cycle of criminality.
CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, computer automated design, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state's intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all inmates committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF's minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility women Race for the Cure - 10/03/14
More than $300 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation was raised by women in custody at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility when they ran in the 5K Race for the Cure on September 28 at the prison in Wilsonville.
Two volunteers ran with 60 inmates from CCCF. Women in the medium facility ran in the morning, and women in the minimum facility ran in the afternoon. To make the distance, the women needed to complete 31 laps around the exercise yard.
To participate, each inmate donated $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For their donation, they received race bibs and the knowledge they are helping to further the mission of the foundation by expanding awareness of breast cancer and the advantages of early detection. The women raced for various reasons - some ran for a family or friend who is battling the disease, some ran for themselves, and some ran simply for the knowledge they are giving back to society. This is the fourth year women in custody at CCCF have participated in the race.
CCCF is a multi-custody facility in Wilsonville that houses more than 1,200 women. It provides intake and evaluation of all female and male inmates committed to state custody. CCCF delivers a range of correctional services and programs including alcohol and drug treatment, education, work opportunities, cognitive programming, and pre-release services. The minimum facility opened in 2001 and the medium facility opened in 2002. CCCF is Oregon's only women's prison.