Don’t call me a “guard!”

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Throughout my travels to prisons across the country I have encountered stories of rehabilitation, redemption and restoration. Most of them have involved inmates. But this story is about a corrections’ staff person that I met in another state. Fortunately, it represents only a small percentage of attitudes among some staff. But…

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WAY-FM Episode 1

WAY-FM at 96.3: PiFO is being highlighted as the nonprofit of the month for August on the WAY-FM. Here is a link to one of the airings: LISTEN HERE FUNDRAISER UPDATE: Our fundraiser on September 26 will be a virtual event. We are excited about the opportunities that will be generated!

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For my children

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Over the last year, I have been sharing some of the stories of the students in our first cohort in the Corban extension at the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Some stories, I have learned about through face-to-face conversations and others I have learned about by reading their responses found in…

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I was filthy

Today is the 14th anniversary of the death of my daughter, Megan. The Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) would not have happened but for the brutal murder of Megan. God took a tragedy, a parent’s worst nightmare, and turned it into a triumph. During my travels to speak to inmates in…

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