Bringing Al-Anon meetings into state prisons is not for everyone, according to Yvonne d’ G, the panel 55 California-North Delegate. Nevertheless, Yvonne finds a level of spirituality and commitment there that is personally rewarding and inspiring.
In the following podcast, we can listen to Yvonne tell how she felt before, during, and after she led an Al-Anon meeting in Solano State Prison in Vacaville, California, for the first time.
“I have to say that we did not know what we were walking into,” Yvonne said. “There was no experience, strength, and hope. Nobody could tell us much about how it was to bring Al-Anon into a state prison,” she said. “I can’t say I wasn’t nervous. I was extremely nervous.”
Today there is experience, strength, and hope to draw from for bringing Al-Anon meetings into state prisons.
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