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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is a prison for women, located in Wilsonville Oregon. It is the only women’s prison in the state of Oregon, after the closure of the Oregon Women’s Correctional Center in Salem. Due to the passage of Ballot Measure 11 in 1994, otherwise known as the mandatory minimum sentence law, the population of female inmates in Oregon quickly overwhelmed the 200 bed facility at OWCC, leading to the construction of Coffee Creek. The facility houses inmates in minimum, medium, and maximum security, and is designated as the housing unit for female death row inmates. Coffee Creek offers several job training programs including computer programming and Excel, and training programs in recycling plants on campus. The Oregon Department of Corrections also operates the Parenting Inside Out program which offers classes in parenting skills to mothers behind bars.
In December of 2014, six musicians from the Oregon Symphony performed a special concert for the inmates at Coffee Creek. The group performed such favorites as “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Santa Baby”, as well as songs from “A Charlie Brown Christmas. The concert had a profound impact on all who attended, inmates and orchestra members alike.