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.

I Didn’t Know God Before Paid in Full Oregon

Dear PiFO Supporter, Here is another testimonial from one of our students in the Paid in Full Oregon/Corban extension college degree program in OSCI. Your prayers and financial support are not only making an impact on our students’ lives, but you are also making a difference with eternal consequences. Here is our latest letter from…

Another Dividend on Your Investment

Dear PiFO Supporter, As you know, I have been posting a series of emails from our PiFO students at the Corban extension in prison at OSCI. The reactions I am receiving from the supporters of PiFO have been awesome. Here is another dividend on your generous investment from Morgan Bohnsted: Dear supporters of Corban-PiFO at…

Dividends on Your Investment

Dear PiFO Supporter, I have been sending emails to our supporters centered around our students’ essays on the impact of the Paid in Full Oregon program at OSCI. One of our supporters responded to me last week. He was so thankful for these essays. He stated that these essays are like “dividends on his investment.”…

Essay from Britt Jason Bones

Dear PiFO Supporter, Here is another essay from one of our students in the Corban extension at OSCI expressing his appreciation to Paid in Full Oregon and for how the program is making an impact on his life in prison. Essay from Britt Jason Bones: “Hello and greetings! I hope and pray this letter finds…

Letter from a Student

Dear PiFO Supporter, I am going to be doing something new with my emails to supporters of Paid in Full Oregon. I asked Dr. Bhatia, the director of the Corban extension in OSCI, to ask his students to write a short essay on how the program has impacted them so far. Direct communication from the…

The Perfect Moment

Dear PiFO Supporter, Paid in Full Oregon now has three separate classes attending the Corban extension in OSCI…freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are all in pursuit of fully accredited college degrees. The college degree will be a BS in liberal arts, emphasizing psychology, social services and leadership. This is the first college degree program of…

A Personal Note

Dear PiFO Supporter, Paid in Full Oregon concluded a fantastic year of seeing God’s hand move in the Oregon prison system. In spite of the challenges with C19, our students were able to stay current on their path toward obtaining a fully accredited college degree. Our first cohort is on track to graduate in 2023!…

A Change Of Heart

Dear PiFO Supporter, In my last email, I referenced the beginning of our Spring Semester at the Corban extension in OSCI. Included was this photo of our students in class. The email had an immediate impact on one of our supporters. Here is his response to me: Tom:Thank you for showing me the real-life drama occurring…

What Does 3 X 3 Mean?

Good news…the Spring Semester for the Corban extension at the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) begins on January 12, 2022. Great news…but first, what does “3 X 3” mean? It means for the first time in the short history of Paid in Full Oregon, our Corban extension in OSCI will have three separate cohorts being taught…