Striking Gold
July 2021 | The Annual Prison Issue

Striking Gold

There’s nothing like carrying the message inside and seeing hope take hold

For about three years I’ve been leading an AA meeting inside a medium security prison about 35 miles from my home. The prison had closed for a few years and reopened in 2004 as a preeminent substance abuse treatment facility. Usually 20-40 internees show up for our AA meetings which are held in a conference room or the chapel.


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