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Forum: Getting a Secular Addiction Recovery Program Accepted

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Byron Kerr first met Mykel Hall at the Santa Clara County Elmwood correctional facility in Milpitas. Mykel was serving a California state substance use related sentence in the county facility. Shortly after they met, Mykel was transferred to San Quentin for evaluation and assignment to another California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) facility. Mykel is now serving the remainder of his sentence at the High Desert prison in Susanville, CA.

Mykel explained to Byron that inmates are given time off their sentences for attending religious 12-step programs. But when Mykel attempted to get a secular option approved (in particular, LifeRing, www.LifeRing.org), he was declined. Byron has written to CDCR officials requesting secular options for inmates with no response. This is very clearly a state-sponsored, inherently religious activity.

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