Friday, February 20, 2009

FREE AT LAST!

It's not been a good week. Friday couldn't come soon enough!

Financially, the economy is killing us.

Emotionally, the case we're working on is devastating: mentally ill juvenile, abused by guards, slashed by another prisoner, spending much of his time crying.

This morning I was in a funk, and just went through the motions. Until noon, that is.

A collect call from a prisoner: Doug, I'm walking on air! The Governor has signed the papers! I'm getting out!

We started working with this prisoner nearly 3 years ago.
-We visited him, even though his prison was in a remote location
-We fought for him when he had medical issues
-We were at his side for his Parole Board interview
-His best friend and I were the only two people to testify at his public hearing.

I'm getting out!

YOU, SUPPORTERS OF HFP, NEED THIS MESSAGE: BECAUSE OF YOU THIS MAN WHO HAD NO HOPE NOW HAS A VISION FOR THE FUTURE, HAS BEEN SPIRITUALLY REVITALIZED, AND WILL GET A NEW CRACK AT LIFE AFTER SPENDING NINE YEARS IN PRISON!

Thank you! Thank God!

Doug Tjapkes, President
HUMANITY FOR PRISONERS
20 W. Muskegon Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

(This grown man crying stuff has to stop!)

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