What don’t you want me to know about you?

Dear Supporters of PiFO, In last week’s email I mentioned that I was going down to Parchman Prison to do some work for Burl Cain, the new Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). Burl was appointed on May 21 this year. In January there was a riot throughout the MDOC system. Here is…

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Questions? Answers?

Have you ever had any questions about PiFO? For example—when were we founded? Are we a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization? What is our goal? Who do we partner with? How many students are in our first cohort? What are the qualifications for students? Is there a faith requirement? All are important and meaningful questions and we…

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37 years behind bars

Dear Supporters of PiFO, The summer semester has started at the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI)! The professors are not allowed to come in and teach yet, but educational packets with instructions and homework assignments are being distributed to our students. You can pray that, hopefully, by August, the doors will…

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I have a purpose in prison

Over the last year or so, I have shared the stories of some of our students in the first cohort of the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Some of these stories have come to light, through an essay question that was required by Corban in the application to enroll in the…

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