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News Release
Malheur County senior citizens are invited to prison at SRCI for a holiday luncheon - 12/04/23

Since 2007 senior citizens in Malheur County, Oregon have been invited to attend a holiday luncheon at the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) Minimum Facility in December.

The event is co-hosted by SRCI employees and adults in custody (AICs), and the Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services. 

The event is held in the dining hall at the SRCI Minimum Facility. A choir of SRCI employees and AICs sing festive carols during the luncheon. The meal is prepared, paid for, and served by AICs.

For the past three years (2020 – 2022) the event had to change to a “grab & go” format due to COVID restrictions. This year, the 2023 luncheon will be back on-site at SRCI.

The luncheon will be held at the Snake River Correctional Institution Minimum Facility 777 Stanton Blvd. Ontario, OR 97914 on December 7, 2023, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Arrive by 11:15 am. Once on-site follow the event direction signs

For media attendance RSVP to Andrea Dominguez at Andrea.R.DOMINGUEZ@doc.oregon.gov by December 6, 2023. A list of equipment, tripods, batteries, microphones, cameras, writing materials, etc. is required.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario, Oregon that houses approximately 3,000 adults in custody. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, individuals with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state. For more information about the Oregon Department of Corrections visit Department of Corrections: Welcome Page: State of Oregon.  

The Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services coordinates senior meals in the Western Treasure Valley communities of Ontario, Vale, and Nyssa, and they coordinate the Meals on Wheels program in those communities.

For more information about the Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services visit Home (mcoacs.org)

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