From Oregon DOC:
Oregon State Correctional Institution friends & family: Visiting will be closed on Friday, October 28 due to operational need.
OSP friends & family visiting update: Visiting will be closed all day on Tuesday, October 25 due to operational needs.
1) New Deputy Director of Oregon DOC: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/10/oregon_department_of_correctio.html
2) From Oregon DOC: Staff members from our Inmate Services Unit have partnered with Value Village and Garten Services to help fill our visiting rooms with slightly used toys and books for children. Creating and maintaining strong family bonds are important and encouraged by our staff.
3) More detailed article about lawsuit file on behalf of transgender inmate. (If you scroll down a ways, there is a video of the inmate’s mother speaking. She expresses some feelings to which I think other parents of our group can relate.)
4) At Women’s Prison, Food is Medicine and a Fresh Start. http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2016/10/a_womens_prison_food_is_medici.html