Prison Blues

In 1989, The State of Oregon was challenged to create work skills programs for adults in custody at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. After extensive research, it was determined that a garment factory would provide ample work and training opportunities in a real-world manufacturing environment. A 47,000 square foot factory was constructed, and the OCE Prison Blues® factory began operation. Click here for more stories on how this company is changing lives and preparing individuals for successful re-entry into our communities.