We finally got to go back into a prison and work with inmates this past week. It was amazing. It was also amazing to see the difference between the two yards we visited even though it was the same prison.

One yard had inmates that kept their shirts tucked in and maintained a respectful attitude toward us and staff the entire time. The other yard was considerably more lax. The difference in the way our event was received was astounding.

The men on the yard that followed the rules more strictly were so receptive to our message. They participated and were engaged for the entire program. The other men were distracted and spent more time engaging with each other than with us.

In recovery I need to maintain discipline. It’s not always as much fun to follow the rules, but the results are way better. I guess we might need to stay in line in order to…

— Rise Up!!

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