Jesus Dancing in Prison (Part 1)

Dear Supporters of PiFO, On occasion, I have used quotes from Dr. Amit Bhatia, who is the Director of the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Here is a copy of an article Dr. Bhatia wrote. This article goes to the heart of our program and also reveals Dr. Bhatia’s heart for…

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Beyond expectations!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, I want to share a note from Dr. Amit Bhatia, the Program Director for the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). Under Dr. Bhatia’s leadership the program is excelling beyond what was ever expected! Here is an excerpt from a report Dr. Bhatia recently gave to the Salem…

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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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