He’s about to start “living the dream!”

Only God could orchestrate what is happening right now in the lives of inmates who have been selected for our first class of 25. Here is another amazing story: “When I was first arrested, I didn’t transition well. I was going to commit suicide two weeks later, but ended up crying myself to sleep that…

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Chains broken here!

I’ll call him “Al” and he’s in for 20 years. Bound up in the chains of drug addiction, and desperate for cash, he did some bad stuff. But today, his chains are broken through Christ and he’s a model inmate who wrote in his application essay “I’m fully convinced that loving and helping others is…

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Mercy triumphs over judgment!

As a Judge for twenty years in the criminal justice system, I’ve sent hundreds of people to prison. Abraham Lincoln once said: “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” And I agree. The scripture says, “Mercy triumphs over judgment!” (James 2:13) Here is your opportunity to show mercy to a prisoner in…

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A beautiful moment

I’ll call him “Jason” and he’s made some horrific mistakes. But as of last week, Jason is now a student enrolled in the Corban University extension at the Oregon State Correctional Institution. His application essay scored 100 out of 100 points, and I’ll let you see why. He wrote… “Ever since I’ve come into a…

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