From the July 2017 magazine.

Watching it grow

I have been taking meetings into prison for about 13 years now. It keeps me close to the middle of AA, where we are truly needed.

Six years ago, I was given the opportunity to help take a weekly meeting into the minimum general population at a women’s prison. It was an open discussion meeting lead by the women. We brought in Big Books and Grapevines, and when things got off track, one of us would share and try to bring things back to AA. Occasionally we had a gal who would get serious about working the Steps and we might get through the first five with her in anticipation of her release date.

-- Annalee P.

Portland, Oregon, USA

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