On February 7, CPS released a report entitled: "Strategic Assessment of OCE/DOC Work and Related Programs." View the full report on the CPS website: https://www.pdx.edu/cps/publications
The Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), a self-supporting and semi-independent agency of the State of Oregon reporting to the Director of the Department of Corrections (DOC), signed an agreement with the Center for Public Service (CPS) at Portland State University (PSU) to conduct a strategic assessment in early 2012. The goal of this strategic assessment was to co-produce a long term (3-year) mission-related strategy for the OCE that identifies: what services will be ordered and by whom; who they will be provided to; how they will be advanced; and what internal and external improvements will be needed to implement the strategy.
On March 2, the Oregonian reported that CPS researchers found that "Oregon’s prison industries operation has deteriorated into a money-loser that will require changes to survive."
Read the full Oregonian article here: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/03/oregon_corrections_...