Oregon State Penitenitary

Inmates And Students Debate
5:31 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Unconventional Debate Setting Pits Prisoners Versus College Students

Travis Ramsey makes a point during a debate as other inmates listen.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Toastmasters International is a public speaking club. But one of the most active Northwest chapters is in a place where its members can’t actually go out in public. We’re talking about the chapter based at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. The inmates who participate get the chance to practice their communications skills with a university debate team. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman went behind the walls of the maximum security prison for this report.

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