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From the August 2018 magazine.

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Male Call Looking for sober men to help with Corrections Correspondence

The General Service Office (GSO) has an urgent need for AA men to write inmates in English or in Spanish through the Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS). GSO has a waiting list of male AA members in prison who are waiting for an outside AA member to write to them. (Female AA members in prison can get linked right away, thanks to all the female volunteers who have signed up.) 

CCS is not a traditional pen pal service that may involve financial support or letters of reference. This service offers the opportunity for AA members on the inside and the outside to share experience, strength and hope with each other via postal correspondence. GSO only makes the initial connection, which is a random match between inmates with a drinking problem and outside AA members of the same gender who live in another region or province away from that correctional facility. Once an initial contact is made through a letter, it might be possible to continue the CCS electronically (messaging, email), if available through the facility. 

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