Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system.
Their goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justice system, address the root causes of crime, and challenge the status quo. They seek to promote awareness and activism in order to foster a safe, healthy, and just society.
By Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos, AA/Public Information Officer
Salinas Valley State Prison
Salinas Valley State Prison held its first graduation of 25 inmates who completed the Getting Out By Going In (GOGI) program on Facility C. For a Facility known for violent incidents and entrenched gang activity, this was a milestone for the participating inmates as well as staff. READ FULL ARTICLE
Prison inmates helped Mara Leigh Taylor find freedom and happiness.
By Sophia Fischer
When she walked into federal prison for the first time in 2002, Mara Leigh Taylor instantly felt a strong connection to the inmates and to the confined atmosphere. “It was like being hit by a lightning bolt of understanding. The prison looked like how I felt,” Taylor recalls. “I did not feel free or happy but I didn’t know why or how to change that.” READ FULL ARTICLE
Today, Coach Taylor says, GOGI students are in prisons and jails in every state. Some read the book, newly revised in January, on their own; others form groups that work together to implement the tools; and some are led by volunteer coaches. There also are GOGI groups in treatment centers, halfway homes and support groups organized by ex-cons. READ FULL ARTICLE:
“Getting Out by Going in — GOGI, as the program is known, is permitted and endorsed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and administered by founder and executive director, Coach Mara Leigh Taylor, author of Women in Prison – Women Finding Freedom. Coach Taylor teaches women how to GET OUT of old behavior by GOING INside themselves to find a sense of personal responsibility, personal accountability, and personal freedom.” READ FULL ARTICLE