From the August 1971 magazine.

Come with Me to an AA Meeting Behind the Walls

Presenting a 9-page section on AA's work in prisons - In the Striped Sunshine...

MANY PEOPLE have asked, "You mean you go into a prison to talk at AA meetings? What's it like? Do you ever get threatened? Aren't you afraid, being around all those criminals?"

Come with me to an AA meeting behind the walls. Discover what it is like to spend an hour in prison.

The maximum-security prison is located on a main city street, and it is surrounded by a gray stone wall about sixty feet high. Three of us approach the front door and ring the highly polished brass bell. A peep slot opens, and we are checked. Then the heavy wooden door swings open, and we state...

-- F. S.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania