164 Pages of Hope
July 2024 | Annual Prison Issue | Featured Section

164 Pages of Hope

For three years, all she had was a Big Book and a willing cellmate. Then one day, when the pandemic ended, she heard a call for meetings

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. For 22 hours a day, I was locked in my cell with nothing but a tiny pencil, scrap paper and two books from a unit shelf with a poor selection.


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