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From the December 2015 magazine.

The Best Present in Years

For a guy who takes meetings into prison, what happened on Christmas Day was such a gift

I have remained sober since the day of my arrest on drug and weapon charges in May of 1991. God was very good to me. Through his grace, some excellent lawyers and a judge who first sentenced me to 20 years in prison but then suspended 15 of those years, I only had to serve five.

While incarcerated, I attended the Wednesday night AA meeting, which was the only available meeting. In all those years, I never missed a meeting. The reason I never missed was that I was scared that if I didn't show up, Craig, the outside AA guy, would stop coming. There were many nights that there were only two in attendance—me and Craig.

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