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The Humanity for Prisoners roller coaster

• Aug 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Doug Tjapkes has seen a lot in his many years heading up the Humanity for Prisoners organization, and he tells about its ups and downs in a recent blog post.

“My wife pokes fun of me as we’re watching the ball game on TV,” he notes. “One announcer’s sing-song voice just hits me wrong every time, as she croons at the end of a commercial: ‘We’re here for you.’ I’m thinking of those very words at the end of a busy week here in the HFP office.”

Tjapkes says family members of prisoners contact HFP on a number of very serious issues, and when that happens, he says he and his son, Matt, pounce on them — because “it could even be a matter of life and death.”

Read the complete post, “We’re here for you,” for Tjapkes’ stories.

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