“I have already seen proof that this program model can create deep, lasting change in prison culture through the promotion of moral rehabilitation. Judge Kohl and the PiFO team have worked tirelessly to ensure this degree program was tailored to address the needs of incarcerated students. I am excited to see the change that will inevitably take place within Oregon’s prison system!”

Burl Cain – Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and retired Warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola

“There’s no transformational education program anything like PiFO, and what it is about to do for the inmates in our Oregon prison system. Transforming the lives of inmates returning to our communities, along with the ability to earn a college degree and mentor peers while still incarcerated, is an honest win-win.”

Dick Withnell – Chair, Oregon Corrections Enterprises’ Advisory Council

“Tom Kohl has a gripping personal story and a deep conviction about helping inmates grow spiritually and become leaders with character. This is an example of practical compassion that gives hope.”

Kevin Palau – President, Luis Palau Association

“I believe Paid in Full Oregon, in partnership with Corban University, can transform our prison system by developing leaders with character and spiritual maturity.”

Ryan Hoppes – CEO, Novus Labs, Board Member for PIFO

“I have personally witnessed the powerful effect of inmates being trained in God’s Word for the purpose of ministering to others. Not only have the hearts of men been changed, but the prison system itself has been revolutionized!”

Dr. James Gleason – Lead Pastor, Sonrise Church, Hillsboro