Oregon prison hosts walk for suicide prevention, first facility in the country to do so

KATU.com - 05-19


MARION COUNTY, Ore. – Only in Oregon will you see a suicide prevention walk and fundraiser take place inside a prison. Santiam Correctional Institution (SCI) held their third Out of the Darkness walk with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Saturday. The event was not spearheaded by prison staff. It was the men in custody who reached out to AFSP in 2017.