We’re in this Together
June 2020 | The Annual Prison Issue

We’re in this Together

As the women shared their stories about the offenses they committed, the
question she asked herself was...
Didn’t we all?

I began earnestly looking for ways to be of service when I was six months sober. Soon, I heard that AA brought meetings into the county jail in my area and something clicked. I knew I wanted to do this. I had worked in a correctional facility shortly after nursing school and I understood some of the inner workings of the prison system. I had never been locked in, however. Somehow, I had escaped this misfortune, but only by the grace of God. And despite my initial attraction to the opportunity, I had apprehension as well. The unknown was intimidating. And yet…

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