Prison System in Puerto Rico Seeks Hindu Chaplain

May 25, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

On May 25, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Supervisory Chaplain of the Metropolitan Detention Center, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, has sent us [Hindu Press International] a letter asking for contact with ministers of the Hindu faith there. The letter reads: 'We are Chaplains from a Federal Bureau of Prisons in Puerto Rico, and we are trying to enhance new community relations. As part of our commitment for excellence in providing pastoral care for all inmates in so many different religions we will like to know if you may be able to help us in this endeavor. There are many inmates at our institution that come in times of spiritual guidance and that are interested in deepening their religious beliefs. Currently we do not have any representative or volunteer from Hinduism. Please advise us if you have any contact or branch in Puerto Rico you may recommend to assist our inmates that express interest of receiving visits from your organization.'"