Chakra Announcements

Prison Ministry: Letter from a Chaplain

by Syama Priya dasi

Posted April 1, 2005

Here is a nice letter from a prison Chaplain:
January 19, 2005

Dear Mother Shyama Priya,

Thank you for your generous donation of books. Your donation had been given to James Seal to be put in our Hare Krishna library for checkout. We cannot afford to buy these publications, so we rely on the generosity of organizations such as yours to help us help the men here at Oregon State Penitentiary. We wish you the very best in your efforts in this area.

Sincerely,
Phil Holbrook,
Chaplain

The Christmas marathon was wonderful we had so many books donated for the Prison Ministry. We have thousands of books to send out. Thanks to all the devotees who donated. We also have tapes and CDs donated by the Bhaktivedanta Archives...

We are receiving daily many letters with requests for books. However now the second part of the program comes in, that is getting money for postage for the books donated. We have people asking us for books, who are in prison and don't have any money to pay for books or shipping but eagerly want to read Srila Prabhupada's books. Can you help us get the books to these sincere people? Please send a donation to and help us distribute books all over the US. If just 10 people donate $20. per month that would help send out about 400 books per month. If you feel that you'd like to help please contact us. Hare Krsna.

Make checks out to:
Marguerite Hull
c/o ISKCON Prison Ministry
PO Box 261,
Alpine, CA 91903-0261
619-659-0108