Please join us Monday, July 8th on Prison Pipeline as we talk with Crystal Magana about the Inmate Firefighting Crew based out of Coffee Creek Women's Correctional Institution.
The Oregon Department of Corrections operates several Inmate Firefighting Crews based across the state. In 2015 the first women’s Firefighting Crew went to work in Oregon helping to protect the state and building pride and confidence in the female work crews.
Inmates come from the minimum unit of Coffee Creek which is segregated into minimum and medium security. Generally speaking minimum is either a shorter prison sentence or the inmate is reaching the end of a longer sentence. CCWC Firefighters work with ODOC and the a Oregon Department of Forestry, after an intensive training regimen a select group is sent out with supervision to do physically demanding and deeply rewarding work, risking personal safety in order to protect Oregon’s natural resources and communities during fire season.
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