From the February 1955 magazine.

Prisoner AA

NO man, who has not served time in prison, can understand or appreciate the problems that face inmates. A conducted tour of the penitentiary, talks with the men, and even letters to them cannot give one the insight necessary to be of much help. There is always a barrier between: one man has freedom, the other does not. Though friendship can develop, it is a friendship of strangers, and it takes something more than that to bind these two opposites together. This is where AA can fill the gap.

The AA program does not recognize walls. It is immune to the conditions which break down an...

-- H. T. B., in "The Pioneer