Carrie’s bio, in her own words:

Hello. My name is Carrie Ames. I am 26 years old. Born in 1988. I grew up in southern Oregon, lived in Portland for a few years and have travelled across the country a couple of times before being forced to settle at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

I am serving a 10-year sentence as a result of a head-on collision that killed two people and injured two others in 2010.

I was convicted of DUI, Manslaughter 1, Assault 2 and 3, which are violent crimes under the Measure II sentencing grid in Oregon.

I feel like labeling these convictions removes the depth of emotion behind these events. It truly is a tragic mistake that retribution could never mend.

However, I am here and I constantly work towards being the person that I want to be.

I am a cosmetology student and I stay very busy. I have an insatiable curiosity to learn new things, with particular interests in music (hardcore and screamo), art, books, health/fitness and cats.

We send comments to our writers on a weekly basis, but if you’d like to contact this author directly, please write to:

Carrie Ames #16147583

Oregon CCCF

24499 SW Grahams Ferry

Wilsonville, OR 97070