ISKCON Prison Ministry

IPM stands for ISKCON Prison Ministry

IPM is dedicated to preaching to inmates in prison houses. IPM preaches the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita these inmates to develop their spiritual knowledge.

Volunteers accomplish this by:

  • Writing inmates and establishing spiritual relationships,
  • Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books to inmates and prison libraries,
  • Providing inmates with Back to Godhead magazines, japa beads, and other devotional items,
  • Assisting inmate in securing vegetarian diets, and
  • Providing devotee association by visiting inmates in the prisons.

Mission of IPM

  • The mission of IPM is to spread Lord Caitanya's mercy to the fallen souls of Kali-yuga who find themselves within a prison of the prison house of the material world.

Volunteers’ responsibility

  • IPM volunteers should display and encourage the qualities of compassion, humility, tolerance, steadfastness, sincerity, and courteousness.
  • Volunteers should give prompt replies that never compromise the philosophy of Krishna consciousness while avoiding unnecessary tension/arguments arising from other faiths or philosophies.
  • The relationships that volunteers and inmates build are strictly on a spiritual basis.  IPM's only responsibility is to promote Krishna consciousness.
  • The transcendental knowledge that volunteers pass along comes with responsibility.  We will not abandon sincere inmates and we will assist them in continuing their practice upon their release.


Bhakti-lata devi dasi
Director of IPM / Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 2676
Alachua, FL 32616, 

Contact Details:

Phone: 386-418-3828