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April 2013: I Wasn't Just a Number

Because AA showed up, she got connected and finally beat the odds

While incarcerated at womens’ correctional facility in Georgia, I began to attend AA meetings there on Sunday and Monday nights. The group is called the One Percenters Group, named for the belief that only 1% of inmates remain sober after their release from prison. I had attended AA meetings before when I was in various county jails and state prisons, but I never had contacts on the outside, and I never felt connected in the real world. Each time I got locked up, I would have to reconnect with AA once again to find sobriety. This time was different.

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