We at Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) are disappointed that OHSU has chosen to discontinue our partnership of over 20 years. Our partnership over the last two decades has allowed OCE to serve OHSU's world class hospital staff and patients, while at the same time providing meaningful work and training opportunities for adults in custody who voluntarily apply for and participate in OCE programs.
Oregon Corrections Enterprises has begun manufacturing utility masks, made of 100% cotton at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) for the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC). The mask was designed to reduce the amount of droplets from a person's cough or sneeze in consultation with the ODOC medical doctors.
Untapped talent turned to new hope for what lies ahead that is the story of Jeff Lumpkin. Lying dormant beneath a need for opportunity and barriers resulting from avoidable choices was his path to a better life. Though Jeff is currently incarcerated, the discovery of his rich abilities has helped him redefine how he sees himself, how his family relates to him, and what his future now holds.
This collaborative effort between the U of O and Prison Blues brought design students together with adults in custody (AICs) in Oregon prisons. Students were able to see the working conditions within the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) and speak directly with AICs about their tasks, the machines they use, and how coveted the garment factory work assignments are within the institution.
The end of the biennium period brought an exciting project to OCE's Furniture Factory and Metal Shop. The customer, Eastern Oregon Airport, requested the production of two tables replicating the look of the wings from a WWII era B-25 Mitchell bomber airplane. Piloting this project was no easy task. Like the original plane, which required over 8,000 drawings and nearly 200,000 hours of engineering time, research was needed to get this project off the ground.
The OCE Graphic Design Team, a talented group of AICs crucial in the development of our marketing materials, recently had the opportunity to give back. They volunteered to design the 2019 Freedom Schools Annual Report for the Childrens Defense Fund. This collaboration allowed the AICs to utilize their skillsets and build their portfolios while making a positive impact.
Congratulations to the crew at OSP for completing OCE's new line of dorm furniture. It is a culmination of a wonderful joint venture between OCE and the University of Oregon that began in 2017. Graduate students and faculty at the University of Oregon Product Design Department within the School of Art and Design agreed to participate in OCE's idea to design new furnishings that meet the current needs of life in dormitory housing.
The idea began nearly thirty years ago from an image in National Geographic. After seeing a cutaway of a British Man-of-War, James West took an interest that would never leave him. From that day on, he always had a desire to build a warship model with the intricacy to show the interior, but did not possess the skillset to make his vision a reality.
In May, Oregon Correctional Enterprises (OCE) announced the successful startup of a new work program for incarcerated women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF). Five women completed months of rigorous training and testing to become Trusted Testers certified by the Office of Accessibility Systems and Technology under the Department of Homeland Security.
Trevor became involved with drugs at an early age. By age 14, he committed a crime and was sentenced as an adult. He spent his first two years of incarceration in county juvenile facilities, followed by six months in county jail. He spent the next three years at an Oregon Youth Authority facility, where he studied and earned his high school diploma before transferring to DOC to finish his life sentence.