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SLT man writes prisoner’s 'Prayer Book’ foreword

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:14 AM

“The Prisoner’s Prayer Book” by Louise Reichert of Marquette was released this week. It features one- and two-page prayers that come from visits within a high-security prison and from advocating for an ailing inmate.

Reichert’s prison ministry led to a friendship with Tjapkes, president of Humanity for Prisoners, an advocacy group for wrongfully convicted inmates. Over time, Tjapkes said he shared a wide range of prisoner experiences and emotions that he has encountered, and Reichert wrote prayers in response.

“The prayers were too good, too meaningful — they had to be shared,” Tjapkes said. “Other prisoners would want those prayers.”

Copies of the book are available on Amazon.com.

Humanity for Prisoners is offering a package plan that includes a copy of the book mailed to a Michigan prisoner. More information can be obtained at www.humanityforprisoners.org or http://prisonersprayerbook.com.

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