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      Church wraps up Black History Month with annual prison ministry tour

      A day of worship kicked off the annual prison tour week in the Tri-States Sunday. Each year, parishioners of the Cathedral of Worship go on a tour of local prisons looking to make a difference. They tour prisons offering ministries to those in correctional facilities.

      "I have done the prison tour for about six years, but I have been coming to a part of their ministry for about 12 years now," said noted minister and guest speaker Dr. Wanda Davis-Turner.

      "This is the culmination of Black History Month for us, so we dressed in our heritage garb. In culmination with Black History, we are also doing prison week. Over 85% of the prison population are people of color. So we cannot embrace our heritage and not include our ministries to those in the department of corrections, said Bishop E.L. Warren.

      Davis-Turner said the group will begin touring prisons in Missouri and work its way throughout the Tri-State area. They will tour 10 different correctional facilities in 10 days.