Last year PiFO purchased 28 (3 extra for backups) laptop computers for our first cohort of students attending the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution. The computers, called Securebooks, are specifically designed for the prison environment. They are “see-through,” and they have no USB ports. Data on them is uploaded and downloaded by the use of a docking station. All of this adds to the safety and security for their use in prison.
Faithlife a company in Bellingham, Washington, contributed 100 licenses for its program called Logos Bible Software. Logos has thousands of resource materials for use in theological study and research. Our first 100 students in the Corban extension will each have their own LOGOS program at no cost. These licenses are valued at several thousand dollars each.
The Oregon Department of Corrections sees the use of these laptop computers by our students as opening the door for other adults in custody (AICs) throughout the Oregon prison system to enhance educational opportunities.