[Extracts from the Annual Report of Christian Science Committee for Work in the Prisons in the City of New York]

In meeting the needs of the New York City prison population,...

In meeting the needs of the New York City prison population, which is approximately fifty-nine hundred, The Christian Science Monitor is proving itself to be of very great value. It is generally circulated by the weekday workers, while the Sentinel is given out on Sundays only to those interested enough to attend the services. In apportioning among the several institutions the total of more than sixty thousand Monitors and fifteen thousand Sentinels now being circulated annually, the Committee seeks to be guided wisely in weighing the facts of each institution's population, any particluar circumstances obtaining there, and the interest in Christian Science, as evidenced by the attendance at the Sunday services. In following up the missionary work of the periodicals, the loan libraries are continually functioning. During the past year replacements have been necessary to the extent of forty-seven Bibles, thirty-nine copies of Science and Health, twentyfive other books relating to Christian Science, besides many pamphlets and reprints. These figures indicate the constant need for more copies, particularly of the textbook. Copies of Science and Health are occasionally presented to earnest students, after discharge, who feel that they cannot get along without having the textbook at hand.

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