Community Impact Spotlight – Paid in Full Oregon

Hey! We love that you're interested in this, but just a heads up, it's for Portland.

Our Challenge:

Prison anger, violence, drugs, gangs and depression will not be solved by getting tougher on crime, building more prisons, or raising taxes.

Our Purpose:

Paid in Full Oregon, Corban University and the Oregon Department of Corrections have partnered to provide Adults in Custody (AIC’s) a fully accredited bachelor’s degree; transforming our students into spiritual and moral leaders who will impact the entire prison population throughout the State of Oregon.

TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF THE OREGON PRISON SYSTEM BY TRANSFORMING ADULTS IN CUSTODY INTO SPIRITUAL & MORAL LEADERS.

Biblical Seminary in Prison – A Real Success Story

In the early 90’s, Louisiana’s Angola Prison was considered the most violent and bloodiest maximum-security prison in the country. After implementing a Bible seminary program at Angola, both inmate-on-inmate and inmate-on-staff assaults reduced by 75%. (The Angola Prison Seminary, a research publication conducted by Baylor University.)Because of its effectiveness in Angola prison, 16 states are now pursuing similar programs in partnership with colleges, universities and seminaries.

Modeled after these other highly successful programs, Paid in Full Oregon will do what has never before been done in Oregon: Provide student inmates with a fully accredited four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts with emphasis in Psychology, Social Service, and Leadership through partnership with Corban University and the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC).

 

OUR MISSION:

TO PROVIDE ADULTS IN CUSTODY WITH AN ACCREDITED BACHELOR’S DEGREE: TRANSFORMING THEM INTO SPIRITUAL & MORAL LEADERS AND IMPACTING THE PRISON POPULATION THROUGHOUT OREGON.

Find out more at www.paidinfulloregon.org/.

 

Back to all posts

blog comments powered by Disqus