Prison is an isolating experience by design. COVID-19 is trying its best to further marginalize those in Oregon’s prisons—impacting both Oregonians in custody (14,500 in total) and Department of Corrections staff (4,500 in total). On March 13th , Oregon’s Department of Corrections closed all facilities to visitors, and the isolation is compounding.
Know Me Now aims to reduce prison-return rates in Oregon by building family-centric support systems—in homes and neighborhoods—that empower the transitioning person’s right to change, grow, and enhance their legacy. Know Me Now focuses its reunification efforts on the parents, the kids and the correctional staff. Get involved today by making a kit or writing a letter.