The world-famous International Society for Krishna Consciousness is news once again for an unusual act. They have come forward to reform the inmates of a prison in various parts of the world.
Bhakti Lata Dasi, a full-time volunteer at the U.S. branch of ISKCON Prison Ministry, located in Alachua, Florida, has sent out 3,020 pieces of devotional literature with 200 CDs and DVDs and 100 Japa beads.
Along with these, the prison inmates receive other devotional assets like pictures, calendars, and sacred neck beads. To reform the prison inmates and provide them with mental peace, ISKCON holds regular programs in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Utah. These programs involve chanting the Lordâ€™s name, followed by an enlightening lecture on Bhagavad-Gita.
A weekly program organized by Chandra Das at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Oregon provides the prison inmates an opportunity to care for Radharaniâ€™s garden. These activities have left a lasting impact on ex-inmates who still stick to the same routine. I hope the Lord shows his grace to all human beings and reduces crime in the world. Hare Krishna!