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[Location: Inside the California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, Calif. - July 26, 2012][Source: AP][NATSOT: Course instructor OWEN DANIELS gives a lesson to inmates. Inmate PAUL BERNARD answers Biblical questions posed by DANIELS in classroom setting.][NATSOT/Owen Daniels, instructor]("It's very easy, OK? Who knows it by heart? I know somebody's got to know it by heart. 'Not by my might, nor my power, but by my spirit, says the Lord.' Right there, that tells you this is Old Testament, OK? This ain't new.][SOT/Paul Bernard, inmate]("I'm serving a 14-year sentence and, uh, I have just shortly over two years left.")[SOT/Paul Bernard, inmate]("It was a fight that got out of hand and I went way overboard and ended up stabbing a guy.")[SOT/Paul Bernard, inmate]("The Urban Ministry Institute is a program for, it's a Bible-based program for leaders that are getting out and getting into the community that are going to be, uh, church planters, evangelist-type activity. It's actually for leaders gearing up to take leadership roles on the street.")[NATSOT: Course instructor Owen Daniels teaches from the front of the prison chapel at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, Calif.][NATSOT/Owen Daniels, class instructor]("Everywhere in the New Testament it gives witness to Jesus Christ, the purpose, the mission.")[SOT/Paul Bernard, inmate]("I've known that I was called into ministry since I was about 12 years old and I ran away from it for years. When I came into the prison and I gave my life back to the Lord, I began to see that I was still called to leadership roles. What TUMI has done is it's showed me how to be a leader.")[NATSOT: Inmate Paul Bernard gives an invocation at the beginning of a class of The Urban Ministry Institute][NATSOT/Paul Bernard]("So everything that we're being taught in these ministries, everything that we're being taught in this class, in this TUMI 16-course curriculum, everything that we're being taught we're to go out and we're to teach.")[SOT/Paul Bernard]("I was just a young kid who, I was looking for somebody. I was looking for the kind of leadership that I found in this program but I was looking for leadership and I was looking for somebody to lead me _ and I just found it in all the wrong places.")[NATSOT: Music during worship at the prison chapel. Applause and shouts of 'Hallelujah! 'Amen!'](****END****) VIDEO PRODUCER: Gillian Flaccus---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: yes----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: none ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): none--------------------------------