From the July 2017 magazine.

Inside job

With a good sponsor and the help of Step Three, an inmate in California finds hope and courage

I was introduced to AA in 2001 right at the start of my prison term. I got a sponsor through the Corrections Correspondence Service. He was a great guy, but he passed away only five months after we connected. Then I was blessed to be connected to his sponsor, who is still my sponsor today. He also takes AA meetings into New York State prisons.

This man has been there for me through my several journeys through the Steps, each time getting closer and closer to the root of why I could not stop drinking.

-- Patty S.

Chino, California

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