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.

It’s Laptop Time, Again!

Time flies by! PiFO and Corban have started the recruitment process for our third cohort of students. Our sophomore cohort and freshmen cohort are finishing up their first session of summer classes. The summer session consists of three five-week single classes which are very intense. Laptop Fundraiser Our students are also learning how to use…

Will You Pray For Me?

Dear PiFO Supporters, Last week I had the opportunity to meet and speak with some of our students at the Corban extension in OSCI. What a blessing that was! I was also able to observe our students being taught by Corban professors in the classrooms that were provided for by the generosity of PiFO supporters.…

I Don’t Feel Like I’m In Prison Anymore

Dear PiFO Supporters, In-person classroom instruction resumed last week on May 12 for our students at OSCI. In last week’s email, I included two photos of the remodeled classrooms showing classes in session. One day after, on May 13, the PiFO board had the opportunity to visit the remodeled space at OSCI. It was a…

Our Students Are Back In Class

Dear PiFO Supporters, Hooray! Our students at the Corban extension in OSCI were welcomed back in class on May 12 by Dr. Amit Bhatia. Dr. Bhatia is the Program Director for the Corban extension in OSCI. This is the first time our students have received in-person instruction since the COVID-19 lockdown last year. During 2020,…

See What Our Students Are Doing in Prison

Dear PiFO Supporters, One of the goals of PiFO is for our students to have an eternal impact on fellow adults in custody (AICs) at the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OCSI) where the Corban extension is located. We also hope that our students will have a similar impact on the staff at OSCI. Several weeks…

Ripple Effect Results

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, We are so grateful for your participation in “The Ripple Effect” our virtual fundraising celebration, on Thursday, March 11. The “Ripple Effect” was broadcast LIVE from the Luis Palau Association in Beaverton, Oregon. Many thanks to our generous sponsors, our challenge gift donors, those who made a donation on…

Corban Professors Go Back to Prison!

Hello Supporters and Friends of PiFO, As you know, live instruction at the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) was halted in March of 2020 due to COVID-19. However, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) allowed Corban to submit education packets to our students in lieu of live instruction. Since receiving the…

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…