Corrections Committee

Chair – Tony G.

Hello everyone just got off the phone with District 2 Correction Chair  and there in need of some  women volunteers Closer to Springier NM,  to take meetings in to the Springier women’s institution in District 6, anyone wanting to know how to get started and do the orientation for clearance to enter the prison please call Kristina at 415-271-8560. Thank you,

Tony, 505-435-8584

El Farolito Report:December  2018


Hello Area 46, I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year, and looking forward to my next year of my rotation, I started the Committee meeting with a moment of silence followed by serenity prayer,there was 30 persons in attendance in the meeting, at our assembly planning meeting in november we were asked how can we get the new comer involved in the assembly someone mentioned that in our committee meeting we should ask if we had any one that was a new comer and I did and there was someone his name was Harolsen.Y. from District 9, I  asked him if he would take notes for me and he said yes and he started to take my notes, I shared on how the pink can was doing and how much was donated from groups $823.12 and that’s how i was able to purchase 3 cases of big books and pamphlets to give out at the assembly for everyone to take back too there groups,I broke the group in 3 groups I had 3 topics 1 for each group,the first group topic was.

(1).How can we get more people involved in corrections.

Sponsorship,understanding application process -navigation, bring it up @service workshops for where volunteers are needed.

(2).What do you want to see at a Corrections Workshop.

Panel /speakers formerly incarcerated inmates, outreach w/ parole/police about aa.pi.cpc.,

How do our traditions apply to service in corrections 5,6,11,12.and have more speakers who have been in corrections.

(3).What would you like from me on my last year of my rotation to be of better service as your correction chair.

Come to our district meetings Tony requested  that we call him.

Better Communication.

Current list of poc@each facility.

Monthly conference call with all members.

Basic training.

We ended the meeting by doing some sharing about each topic and looks like I’ll be doing some traveling to different Districts  this coming year,call me when you would like for me to attend your district meeting,on Sunday morning Haroldsen shared my minutes with the assembly he did an awesome job.Thank you Haroldsen for your service help my new friend, Here are the groups donations’


     Area 46 Corrections Donations and Pink Can Donations                     

December 29th 2018


Sunrise Catcher’s       $65.00 Pink Can 9/4/18


District 18                        $500.00 Donations 11/26/18

Downtown Lunch Bunch $100.00     Donations

Downtown Lunch Bunch    $45.55 Pink Can

Foothills Group                 $50.00 Donations

Sunrise Catchers              $29.00 Pink Can

Los Lunas Ladies Group    $38.00 Pink Can

Hobb’s Home Group         $40.57 Pink Can

Foothills Home Group      $20.00     Pink Can    11/26/18

                  Total $823.12

A.A Central Office       – $757.50   For Book’s    11/28/18

                                     $65.62 Balance

Sunrise Catcher’s          $15.00 Pink Can 11/29/18

Downtown Lunch Bunch$30.00      Pink Can   11/29/18

                                    +$110.62 Bank Balance


Laguna Group              $51.00 pink can

Womens Gratitude group $62.39 pink can

Early birds district 2     $100.00 pink can

District 11 west side noon $42.00  pink can

Hobbs group                      $11.00 pink can

Spiritual awakening        $9.54        pink can

                       Total $275.93

Thank you for all the Donations from all the groups.


In service Tony G. Correction Chair

Area 46, November El Farilito Report

Grateful to serve as your area 46 Corrections Committee Chair, not much to report this month just getting ready for the December Assembly up in Carlsbad Nm,I am really looking forward to attending the Assembly,I would like to report that district 18 has finally got the ok to enter the Sandoval County Detention Center in Bernalillo Nm, Thanks for the  hard work by Clarence,P, District 18 Correction chair , men and women volunteers are need for information about applications for clearance and orientation, please contact Clarence at 505-867-4493.Glad to report that i’m getting some Donations from districts and also from several home groups from the correction pink can awesome,I will have a written report on all the groups and districts that have given to Corrections at the December assembly. Hope to see all of you at the assembly.


With gratitude in service,Tony Griego,Corrections Committee Chair.   

September Area Assembly Report

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with everyone,The September Area Assembly was a great success,Opened with Serenity prayer, A total of 16 attend the meeting,the area delegate,the area chair,and 3 corrections chairs and one past area 46 corrections committee chair,Henry.P

I had two guest speakers Mr John Compton Chaplain for the federal prison in Milan, Mr Compton shared a little bit about himself on his drinking and addictions in his younger years a very touching story on how he was delivered from his addition and drinking by god. and Mrs Shirley Compton chaplin for the state prison in Grants New Mexico had very little time but they both shared the procedures on how to get in two prisons and the difference between the two prisons for volunteering, There both about the same as far as  filling an application background check and orientation the only difference is the federal background is a little more intense, they both said that we as volunteers should not be scared to go into prisons if anyone has never been in jail or prison it is one of the safest places there is there always watching us, and that volunteers are needed in both institutions,it was also brought up that the the federal prison holds Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prisoners they come from every country with different languages and books were needed in those languages they were having a problem with that,that’s when the area delegate Teresa mentioned that we have big books in 67 different languages Mr Compton was very impressed with that.I Introduced Henny. P, he shared about the Donation Pink Can, that when he was Area 46 Committee Corrections Chair he started it and that he didn’t need to ask the area for  any money for Literature, the donations from the can helped to purchase literature for the inmates, a vote was taken for taking it to the home groups conscience it passed, on sunday Henry made a presentation to the area on the donation pink can on how it works and out of one hundred cans eighty six were given out awesome thank you Henry could not have started this without your help.I also mentioned that District Three Correction chair Steve H.started putting out the pink can in two months two hundred dollars was collected,I also would like to say some think that our Area Treasure Ally mention in the assembly, that it’s not the amount donated its the spirit of the Donations.

Thank you for letting me be of service Tony Griego.  

Donations to Corrections please send to 9323 Harbor Rd NW 87121 Albuquerque New Mexico make donations to area 46 Corrections  Thank you..

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Corrections Service Opportunities

District 11, Corrections chair (STU) needs volunteers to take meetings in to La Posada Halfway House on 4 Th and I/40 Meetings are Tuesdays at 6 pm and Fridays at 7 pm 2 or 3 persons per meeting.

Call STU) AT 505-203-3402 or Tony 505-435-8584 for more info.

Volunteers are needed at the New Mexico State  Penitentiary, Santa Fe County Jail,And the Santa Fe Youth Facility’Contact Joe,L. at 505-577-7477 for more information.

Women are needed in Albuquerque to help with a meeting that being taken into a half-way house for women coming out of prison. This would be a really good place to start. There is no back ground check or training and someone will be there with you.

Both men and women are needed at the Sandoval County Detention Center. There will be a back ground check but no state training required. Get with me and I will put you in contact with someone to go with you.

There is an opportunity to start meetings in Grants at the ICE facility, that’s  US Immigration and Customs. There will be a back ground check. but no state training. Get with me and I will send you the forms and an AA member’s number to get you started.

There are many more opportunities than these. If you want to be of service and don’t feel any of these are for you, please contact me. I will help you find your place in service.

For those interested the Corrections Correspondence  Service is in need of men to write to men in prison. The pamphlet number CCS – 3 is available on line at or a direct line to the Corrections office in New York is  212-870-3058 or contact me and I will mail you some of the pamphlets for your group.

If you have any questions, requests for a workshop or need help with anything please let me know.

Yours in Love and Service Tony G. Area 46 Corrections Chair  505-435-8584