From the January 1965 magazine.

AA in Florida Road Prisons

A young inmate and AA member reports on progress

AT present there are twenty-five successful AA groups in Florida correctional institutions, with a membership of over 600 inmates. I personally attribute this program's success to the serene unity an inmate can find in Alcoholics Anonymous. And with unity, there is also understanding. Having someone understand one's needs, desires and ambitions is, perhaps, an inmate's greatest need.

Another contributing factor which plays an important role in this program's success is the fact that the Division of Corrections (the prison department) not only cooperates but also encourages the program. More important, it is a policy of the Florida Parole Commission to recommend Alcoholics Anonymous to a man being released upon parole who has in the past had a drinking problem.

-- Anonymous

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