After an uproar on campus over prison labor used to make the University of Oregon’s furniture, one student reporter decided to see the prison for herself. Frankie Benitez writes for the Daily Emerald, and she says she found most of the people doing the work actually enjoyed it….

Tag: Benitez says the jobs are some of the most coveted in the penitentiary. Average salaries in the factory are nearly 160-dollars a month, as opposed to being assigned to menial tasks where inmates can make as little as eight-dollars a month.