A Very Merry Christmas at SCI

One little boy couldn’t believe his eyes when Santa walked in to the visiting room at SCI

Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) once again celebrated a successful family Christmas event on the evening of December 12, 2019. Nearly 40 adults in custody (AICs) were able to participate in the event this year, and 65 children joined in the fun with their chaperones bringing the total number of participants up to 137!

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Practicing Gratitude at Deer Ridge

On Friday, November 22, adults in custody (AICs) at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) were able to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. The event included all of the traditional goodies: turkey, cranberry sauce, and lots of tasty pumpkin pie.

A total of 34 AICs attended this event with 80 of their family members. DRCI staff and AICs expressed gratitude for all of the support and positivity that was present at this traditional celebration. Please enjoy the slideshow of photos below. So many beautiful smiles!

Coffee Creek Hosts Carnival Celebrating Family Bonds

This July, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) held its 17th annual Through a Child’s Eyes (TACE) carnival event. TACE events allow adults in custody (AICs) to invite their children–and now grandchildren–for a day of fun and family connection. The event is sponspored by the Wilsonville Rotary Club and included face painting, balloons, tasty food, and all sorts of games and activities. The puppies from CCCF’s Puppy Program even attended the event, and kids who attended got to practice brushing puppy teeth! What a unique opportunity!

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