From the April 1948 magazine.

A.A. at Fort Jay

The great majority of the men now at Fort Jay, Governors Island, N. Y., are confined for offenses evolving either directly or indirectly out of alcohol. Most cases of AWOL, desertion, disorderliness in uniform, assault and battery, and numerous others can be traced directly to alcohol. Many more premeditated offenses came about as a result of the man being drunk and not knowing what he was thinking of at the time of the offense.

An A.A. group was organized there in October, 1946 and from the start has been recognized by the authorities as a valuable factor in the "rehabilitation" program. The group has had its ups and downs since the organization, but at this time it has achieved considerable stability and attracts approximately 20 members who realize that their main trouble is alcohol.

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