I am currently incarcerated on a non-violent drug offense at the _________ in _______, New York. I am the inmate coordinator of the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment (DART) program, where I help to provide drug and alcohol counseling to inmates who request placement in the program or are mandated by the Court.
I have a copy of the book Empowering Your Sober Self, that talks about the LifeRing approach to recovery, and am interested in knowing if you could send me some of your resources. I am seeking donations of books and other material that I can use in the program. Although the program is administered by social workers and counselors, it is mostly facilitated by inmate facilitators. We are in need of any resources that could help us in presenting a better program. I hope you can help in our endeavor. I would like to set up a LifeRing group in this facility. [...] Sincerely, Arden M.
As with other similar requests, the Service Center can and will send a sampler of our brochures and a copy of the Presenting LifeRing magazine. In some cases we send a copy of the How Was Your Week handbook. Our church mouse budget (the only way in which we are 'religious') doesn't allow us to send more, particularly to a prison setting where the meeting can't pass the basket.
If any of the readers of this blog would like to contribute to a Prisoner Literature Fund, we will dedicate your donation to sending LifeRing literature to convenors like Arden for use of LifeRing participants on the inside.
You can make a donation by clicking the yellow "Donate Now" button on this page, which will take you to a charitable donation site (Just Give) which will send you an official acknowledgement for tax purposes. There you can dedicate your gift to the Prisoner Literature Fund. Thank you in advance.