You’ll Never Guess

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, As I mentioned a few weeks ago, our second cohort of 25 men has been selected. Soon our new students will be transferred from other prisons around the state to the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem. The Corban classes are scheduled to begin in October of this…

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Jesus Dancing and Singing in Prison, Part 2

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Last week I wrote about an article that Dr. Amit Bhatia prepared for an op ed piece in a local publication. Dr. Bhatia is the Director of the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). In the article Dr. Bhatia wrote: “Imagine yourself stepping into your classroom in a prison. As…

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Jesus Dancing in Prison (Part 1)

Dear Supporters of PiFO, On occasion, I have used quotes from Dr. Amit Bhatia, who is the Director of the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Here is a copy of an article Dr. Bhatia wrote. This article goes to the heart of our program and also reveals Dr. Bhatia’s heart for…

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Beyond expectations!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, I want to share a note from Dr. Amit Bhatia, the Program Director for the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Under Dr. Bhatia’s leadership the program is excelling beyond what was ever expected! Here is an excerpt from a report Dr. Bhatia recently gave to the Salem…

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