News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: July 29th, 2010 4:12 PM
OSU football players, DOC inmates host community service event
On Sunday, July 24, Department of Corrections' (DOC) inmates and freshman football players from Oregon State University (OSU) hosted a community service event at the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). The event was part of an OSU athletic introduction program.
Oregon State University professors Michelle Inderbitzen and Mary Prindiville partnered with OSCI's Family First program for this event. Children of inmates involved in the Family First program and 20 OSU freshman football players filled backpacks with school supplies that will be distributed to children visiting at OSCI in August.
The event also included a barbecue and a discussion on the impact crime has on the family unit.
Funding for this event was provide through inmate fundraisers and donations.
OSCI is an 892-bed medium-security men's prison.
Contact Info: Wendy Hatfield
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Correctional Institution
Tel: (503) 373-0135