Meet Professor Sam!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, In October, the fall semester will begin at the Corban University extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). At the beginning of each semester, I let you know about the subjects that are going to be taught and the professors from Corban who will be teaching them. This week I…

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Prison…a sparrow’s perspective

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, The mission of PiFO is to provide an opportunity for Oregon adults in custody (AICs) to obtain an accredited college degree. The goal is a BS degree emphasizing biblical training in Psychology, Social Services and Leadership. The vision of PiFO is to transform these AICs into spiritual and moral…

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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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