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July 2022

The Annual Prison Issue

This month’s featured section is the “Annual Prison Issue.” 
Members from inside and outside share powerful stories about getting and staying sober in prison.

Grapevine Daily Quote July 3

“The simple word ‘we’ stands at the entrance to the Steps, reminding me that my power is limited.”

“Food for the Journey,” West Henrietta, New York, July 2007, Step by Step

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An Unfamiliar Inner Peace

When I sobered up this last time, my original sponsor coached me on the Seventh Step.

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A Conference to Remember

I am an alcoholic and an inmate serving time at CTF (Correctional Training Facility)-Soledad, a medium-custody prison in the heart of California.

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Sunrise over Maui

My last five years of drinking were filled with depression, fear and loneliness. Every night I prayed to die in my sleep.

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One Breeze at a time

Through the grace of my Higher Power, I have been placed in a state of “remote control.” The remote part is because I have been removed from society.

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Back to jail

My first experience with AA in jail came when I got slapped with a habitual-offender offense for drinking and driving. My first two offenses came with lenient sentences.

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Grapevine Daily Quote July 3

“The simple word ‘we’ stands at the entrance to the Steps, reminding me that my power is limited.”

“Food for the Journey,” West Henrietta, New York, July 2007, Step by Step

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