From the July 1957 magazine.

Freedom--Behind Bars

NONE OF US IN AA reads headlines like these without a brief shudder...a fleeting vision of "There but for the Grace of God"...and a moment of gratitude and thanks. Those of us, that is, who go our daily way free to follow any long as we stay away from just one drink. But there are many thousands who have found the inner freedom AA offers, whose opportunity to test their AA convictions is a normal world is denied them. For some the waiting is temporary...others must practice these principles in all of their affairs behind prison walls--some for years, a few perhaps...

-- Joe G.

Norfolk, Massachusetts