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Family Connections

Introduction

Research shows that inmates with strong family ties and support networks are more likely to succeed upon release and that children of incarcerated parents are five to six times more likely to become incarcerated than their peers. 

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) is committed to changing current practices and policies that may hinder family contact and parent/child bonding. DOC offers many programs and activities that encourage productive relationships between families and inmates.

Click the links to the left hand side to learn more about family-centered programs, events, and services.

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