The Sweet Smell of Coffee
April 2020 | Home Group

The Sweet Smell of Coffee

On a hill in Upstate New York, he found a place to stay sober and help other guys

I arrived at the maximum-security state prison at Elmira, N.Y. in 2014. As the correctional bus pulled up to the facility, I could never have imagined beyond my wildest dreams what I’d discover up on that hill.


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