Hear from Deer Ridge Correctional Institution Public Information Officer Marissa Wilson.
Returning to the community following incarceration presents a variety of challenges. We know that if people have the opportunity to prepare for those challenges, it improves their chances of success dramatically. That's better for you, your family, and the community. In most Oregon prisons, classes are offered before release to help prepare releasing individuals to address their challenges, including employment and housing, however, it takes community support and resources to really help people be successful.