In June, Governor Kate Brown announced she had commuted the sentences of 41 inmates in recognition of their efforts to help fight wildfires in the state of Oregon. The governor requested the Oregon Department of Corrections perform a case-by-case analysis of adults in custody who fought the fires for a possible one-time 12-month conditional commutation of their sentences.
On Thursday, FOX 12 captured the moment Nayah Addington was released from the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and reunited with her family. It was an emotional moment that was a year early, thanks to her hard work on the fire crew. Addington was one of the inmates across the state who had their sentences reduced for helping to protect buildings and homes during last year's fire season. Read More>>