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DOC Inmates to Donate Over $6,000 to Prostate Cancer Foundation
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: January 24th, 2011 1:12 PM
 
DOC Inmates to Donate Over $6,000 to Prostate Cancer Foundation
 
On Monday, January 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm, a check for $6,169.91 will be presented to Team Winter a proud supporting partner of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. These funds were raised by inmates at the Oregon State Correctional Institution through a series of fund raising events over the last six-months. Inmates were allowed to participate in these fund raising events with funds from their trust accounts containing monies earned from their prison jobs, which average approximately $40.00 per month
 
The Oregon State Correctional Institution supports a number of inmate clubs and organizations that have been able to achieve goals previously thought impossible allowing the inmates at OSCI to make a real difference in the community and themselves.
 
The mission of these clubs and groups is to create a pro-social environment in which inmates establish the skills necessary to correct their behavioral patterns and adopt new pro-social philosophies proven to turn lives around. This is done through supporting restorative justice efforts in the community and rewarding pro-social behavior within the institution in accordance with the Oregon Accountability Model.
 
Team Winter was founded by Winter Vinecki a 12-year-old girl whose father died of prostate cancer. Winter has dedicated herself to raising funds through sport and has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars to help fight the disease.
 
OSCI is a 894-bed medium custody male facility located in East Salem.
 
Contact Info: Wendy Hatfield, Public Information Officer
503-373-0135