Click below to watch an edited replay of the RIPPLE EFFECT, a celebration of how lives are changing.

Our Challenge:

Prison anger, violence, drugs, gangs and depression will not be solved by getting tougher on crime, building more prisons, or raising taxes

Our Purpose:

Paid in Full Oregon, Corban University and the Oregon Department of Corrections have partnered to provide Adults in Custody (AIC’s) a fully accredited bachelor’s degree; transforming our students into spiritual and moral leaders who will impact the entire prison population throughout the State of Oregon.

In the early 90’s, Louisiana’s Angola Prison was considered the most violent and bloodiest maximum-security prison in the country. After implementing a Bible seminary program at Angola, both adults in custody-on-adults in custody and adults in …

Corban’s history stretches back to 1935 when it began as a small Bible institute in Phoenix, Arizona. You’ll notice, as you dive into Corban’s story, that the school has been called by several different names. Each name marks a significant season in Corban’s history …

Oregon Department of Corrections and Oregon State Correctional Institution have partnered with Paid in Full Oregon to provide classroom space, recommend and approve AIC’s for the program, and place graduates in positions throughout the prison system …

Transforming Lives:

Transforming convicted felons into spiritual leaders and then sending those leaders throughout the entire Oregon prison system to transform the lives of others is the heart of the mission and purpose of Paid in Full Oregon.

Updates & Archives

JUDGE TOM KOHL ON THE ERIC METAXAS SHOW | WNYM AM 970

Listen to the full interview (55min) from Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. In this interview Judge Tom Kohl discusses how he forgave the man who murdered his daughter, then went on to introduce a new way of looking at prison culture using biblical principles.

Corbin Students Being Used … NOW!

Dear Supporters and Friends of PiFO, I have some truly awesome news to share about our students in the Corban extension at the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). I was informed by a DOC staff person last week that OSCI is working hard to ensure that as soon as possible in-person classes will resume at…

Only 22 days until…

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Our virtual fundraiser, The Ripple Effect, is only 22 days (March 11) from today! There is still so much to do, yet God has done so much already. For example, all 25 students in our second cohort have been transferred to the college in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI), our…

Celebrate with PiFO!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, We are excited about our virtual celebration fundraiser coming up on March 11th, “The Ripple Effect.” We believe the name, “The Ripple Effect” truly describes what happens through PiFO in prisoners’ lives, families, communities, relationships, and – inside the walls of the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). We will begin our virtual event at 7pm…

The dark places…do not be overcome by evil

  Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, In prison there are very dark places where evil is the ruler of the days, weeks and years. We, on the outside, don’t have a clue as to what really goes on in those dark places. Even good-intentioned people who come and visit and run programs from the outside, don’t know. They…

Victor or Victim?

Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, As we have all traveled through this crazy uncertainty of 2020, one theme has been consistently on my mind—are we victors or are we victims? “Victor” is defined in the Oxford dictionary as a “person who defeats an enemy or opponent in a battle…” A “victim” is a “person who…

Transforming Lives for Eternity

Transforming adults in custody into spiritual and moral leaders Dear Faithful Supporters of PiFO, Have you ever taken the time to consider the meaning of the above statement? This is the mission statement of Paid in Full Oregon (PiFO). But what does it really mean? In one simple phrase these words form the promise God…

I am ready

Dear Supporters of PiFO, A few weeks ago I mentioned that all of our students in the second cohort (our Freshman class this year) had been transferred to the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in preparation for the beginning of classwork. I misspoke. There are still some students who have not been transferred due to…

Let us not give up meeting together

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Just imagine that you have made one of the biggest mistakes in your life. This mistake also happens to be a crime and you are now paying the price – the consequences of your action. You deserve to be in prison for the crime you committed. The judge was only confirming…

READY, SET, GO!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Life with Covid has been challenging for everyone! Our PiFO/Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) is no exception. State guidelines have kept us from being able to offer in-person instruction. However, our first year cohort began instruction in early October through packets that are delivered to OSCI weekly.…