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

In each of the institutions the friendly relation between...

In each of the institutions the friendly relation between the Christian Science workers and the prison officials is outstanding. All the services are well attended, and at the testimony meetings the healings related by the men cover a large range of sickness and evil overcome and destroyed through the understanding of Christian Science. Not only are the men doing their own metaphysical work in the great majority of cases, but they are also helping other inmates who have seen the result of Christian Science practice, and have asked for help for various physical diseases. There have been instances where some of the officials of the prison have asked for and have received the healing benefits of Christian Science through the work of the inmates.

The thought of the men is rapidly awakening to the fact that they really know no more of Christian Science than they can demonstrate, and that they can demonstrate only what they know.

No Christian Science services are held at the State Vocational Institution at West Coxsackie, but The Christian Science Monitor is regarded as indispensable. At this institution only boys from sixteen to twenty-one years of age are admitted. They have general educational classes and a wide range of vocational training. The instructors express their appreciation of the subscriptions to the Monitor supplied by our committee. The Monitor is taken into the classrooms and frequently made the basis of their work.

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January 20, 1940

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