May 2011: An Inside Job
From the May 2011 Grapevine magazine
An inmate gets the tools from AA to be a worker among workers at a prison factory
I work closely with staff and many prisoners, some of whom have control issues and personality disorders.
Working the program works when I work it at work and also where I live, in a federal prison. When I fail to live by the principles of the program and land in a trench, the Twelve Steps provide me with a blueprint for digging myself out, helping me reconstruct relationships damaged by running on ego.
I work in a textile factory operated by the Federal Prison Industries as a document control clerk, internal auditor, and tutor in their quality assurance apprenticeship program. I work closely with staff and many other prisoners, some of whom have control issues and personality...
-- Wayne D.
Edgefield, South Carolina