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Sharing Hope

She discovered that her correspondence with a prisoner strengthened her own sobriety

One day, at my home group, I heard an announcement about how to carry the message of AA to prisoners via snail mail. I was interested in doing more service, and so, I decided to try it out. I was connected with a woman in prison who was able to attend meetings on her unit and also have a pen pal.

My first letter was back in 2006. I am grateful to say that we have been corresponding ever since. We share our experience, strength and hope on a monthly basis. No matter what is going on in my life, a letter from her always gives me a better perspective.

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