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Michigan jail opens new chapel through community donations


Inmates at a western Michigan jail have a new sanctuary for prayer and quiet reflection through the generosity of community members.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Muskegon County jail has opened a non-denominational chapel where men and women can seek out space for contemplation.

Muskegon County Sheriff Michael Poulin says local businesses donated items for the chapel, including carpeting, pews and a lectern. He says the new chapel is located in a former activities room, which was rarely used by the jail.

The chapel will offer programs by the Forgotten Man Ministries as well. Poulin says the programs help inmates transition back into the community.

Poulin says he'd like to see jail staff members also use the space to pray and reflect.

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