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 custody-on-staff assaults reduced by 75% …
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.

Clifford Jones

Clifford Jones is the graduate of such a program in Louisiana and is now a board member of Paid in Full Oregon, a pastor in Hillsboro, Oregon, and a living example that this program works!

Brad Ballantyne

Brad Ballantyne is one of our current students.  Watch his amazing story and what Paid in Full Oregon means to him, his family & those he is called to serve on the inside.

Morgan Bohnstedt

In this video one of our students, Morgan, talks about a dream God gave him where he is a leader and teacher in prison.

Updates & Archives


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.

Breaking Chains II

Date: September 26th, 2020
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: NW Events & Environments
2900 NE Century Blvd #100, Hillsboro, OR 97124

We are very excited to see the progress of the remodel of our new classroom space at the Oregon State Correctional Institution …