Humanity for Prisoners lecture coming Tuesday at Fountain Street Church

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By Rachael Yadlowsky – Collegiate Staff

Author of “Orange Is The New Black”, Piper Kerman, will be speaking at the Humanity for Prisoners lecture at the Fountain Street Church.

Humanity for Prisoners is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001, that works one-on-one with prisoners in the state of Michigan. The organization works to help the inmate by seeking medical care while serving, mentoring the inmates in religious and civic groups, and works to help them reenter society when they are released.

“Piper Kerman has a very unique perspective because she did serve 13 months in a federal prison,” said Matt Tjapkes, Executive Director of HFP. “She provides that perspective to shed the light into what that system is like for someone from the outside. I would encourage people to attend the lecture to understand what it’s like.”

Kerman will be discussing the hardships that women go through when they are incarcerated.

The lecture will be at 7 p.m. March 7 and is open and free to everyone.

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