Prison Blues. The original, authentic, prison-constructed blue jean brand. Manufactured by inmates at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Oregon U.S.A.
The Prison Blues© Story
In 1989, The State of Oregon was challenged to create jobs for inmates at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. A review was conducted to decide what type of industry would best fulfill the demand for inmate jobs. Following feasibility studies, analysis of the effect on Oregon’s labor business, public hearings and legislative presentations, a 47,000 square foot facility was constructed. Thus, the beginning of a new jeans factory – The Prison Blues© Jeans Factory.
Inmates desiring to work in the Prison Blues© facility are subject to an application hiring process. Once employed, inmates are trained by managers with private industry experience. Inmates demand the highest in quality from themselves; they take pride in their work.
Your purchase of Prison Blues© products is not only a sound business decision; it is an investment in common sense. You help support a program that teaches inmates the valuable working skills they need to become contributing members of society. In 1997, voters in Oregon passed legislation that all inmates in the state of Oregon must be employed…It’s the Law.
Made on the Inside to be worn on the Outside©