Buddhist Helps Vietnamese Inmates at Nebraska Prison

June 19, 2001

Source: The Associated Press

On June 19, 2001, the Associated Press reported that "felons at the Nebraska State Penitentiary might be closer than most to happiness, at least in the Buddhist sense, said Buddhist Dau Nguyen, a former South Vietnamese naval officer who visits the prison." They understand suffering, he explained. "Nguyen, 54, who began meeting with individual Vietnamese prisoners at the penitentiary this year, wants to begin holding group meetings at the prison" for its small Vietnamese inmate population.