From the November 2019 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Wow, that’s my story!
I was just lying in my rack, here in my prison cell, reading my new issue of Grapevine. I began reading how this alcoholic used to use women as his Higher Power and how he got sober in 1999. And I thought, Boy, do I have a lot in common with this guy! Then when I read that he was a manager at a large retail store, I thought, Wait. I really have a lot in common with him. After a couple of more paragraphs I thought, Wow, could this be my story? Then I looked at the end and saw my name and I got so excited.

Thank you so much for printing my story, “A New Freedom” (July 2019). I know you usually send something out that tells us our stories have been selected, but about nine months ago, I switched prisons. I am now in Illinois at USP Marion.

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