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Inmates Raise $15k for Local Non-Profits



After seeing news reports that local food banks were struggling due to the pandemic, a group of Oregon inmates raised almost $5k to help. They also raised over $10k for a local transitional shelter that serves families with incarcerated loved ones.


The effort comes from a group of over a dozen adults in custody, or AICs, who call themselves the “Paradigm Shift Club.”


The group’s mission statement is “shifting society’s view of AICs, shifting how AICs look at staff, the way staff look at AICs and trying to get everybody to work together for common causes,” according to James Cambell, a recreation specialist for Two Rivers Correctional Institution.


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