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July 2024

Annual Prison Issue

This month is our “Annual Prison Issue.” Members from inside and outside share powerful stories about getting and staying sober in prison.

Grapevine Daily Quote June 23

“Our mistakes of yesterday can be stepping stones for tomorrow if we do something about them today.”

“Patience Helps,” New York, New York, September 1947, AA Grapevine

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A Beautiful Finish

When I was growing up on the east coast of Canada, I was exposed to alcohol as a child. It was a glass of wine on Christmas Eve, a sip of my uncle’s brandy or my auntie’s gin.

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Sick Puppies

I’m an alcoholic and a gang member. I’m 26 years into a life sentence and I’m sober.   I belong to an AA group here in Soledad called Sick Puppies.

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A Power That Can’t Be Broken

As a very small child,  I felt close to God. My mother passed away when I was 6, which was a traumatic experience.  as I grew older I started to feel that I was different.

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Making It Right

The phone was ringing. I opened my eyes to discover it was already light outside. Disoriented, I sat up in bed.

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164 Pages of Hope

I arrived in prison in August 2020. I spent my first few weeks in an intake unit waiting to find out what my security and housing unit was.

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Priceless

I have always had a very complicated relationship with money, one fraught with shame and guilt. I grew up in a home in which money was weaponized.

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Grapevine Daily Quote June 23

“Our mistakes of yesterday can be stepping stones for tomorrow if we do something about them today.”

“Patience Helps,” New York, New York, September 1947, AA Grapevine

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