The Chosen…Our Second Cohort

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Last year, PiFO inaugurated the first Corban college extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution with its first cohort of adults in custody (AICs). These 25 men began classes during the first week of October, 2019. They are presently in the process of finishing their first year of college in prison.…

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Remorse, regret, hope

Dear Supporters of PiFO, As you all know, I frequently write about students in our first cohort at the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Let me introduce you to Michael. Michael was driving a vehicle that crashed and resulted in the death of his wife and his seven year old step-son.…

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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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