From the July 1970 magazine.

The Walls Came Tumbling down

That which separated us faded away and we were fellowmen with a common problem

One of the most rewarding of AA's activities has been its work in prisons and institutions. Mutual understanding and respect have grown, and today we enjoy a high degree of cooperation from institution and government officials. Something of what this work means to those directly involved is covered in the following 11-page section of this issue:

MY FIRST arrest and jail sentence were very frightening to me. When the judge said "Thirty days," I could hardly believe it was happening to me. The handcuffs were new; the public's staring at me was new; the twenty-four-hour booking process was new. It was all a new and entirely different world.

-- D. S.

Santa Monica, California

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