Interview with Suzie Matranga-Watson

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Wed, 03/08/2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join us as we talk with Suzie Matranga-Watson of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for this year's special International Women's Day Programming. 

Suzie Matranga-Watson is a retiring Chaplain at Coffee Creek, a state prison that primarily houses women.  We will talk about the unique work of serving as a chaplain in a prison and the inspiring as well as disheartening reality concerning the lives of adults in custody in Oregon's Prisons.  We talk about both the opportunities women have access to for education, training, and personal development, as well as the lack of resources and opportunities that can only be met through increased state funding. 

We also discuss the unique role of women as mothers and the issues around incarceration that affect their children and support for their children.  We also discuss the brave work Coffee Creek's firefighting teams play here in Oregon and the role that spiritual connection plays in supporting women as they try to adjust to life as an adult in custody.  Other topics covered in this interview include the status of trans women in Oregon's prisons and the problems women face post-release finding housing and community support. 

Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system and beyond. Our goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justice system, address the root causes of crime, and challenge the status quo. We seek to promote awareness and activism in order to foster a safe, healthy, and just society. Tune in every Monday at 6:30 P.M. to hear our hosts Karen James, Adam Carpinelli, Emma Lugo and Doug McVay explore the Oregon justice system and beyond with a variety of guests.

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