From the July 1976 magazine.

The Curious Woman Prisoner

Now free and sober, she brings AA to institutions

AS A GRADUATE of a penal institution, I want to express how I feel on a very important part of our program--AA in institutions. By the grace of God and institutional AA, I have had quite a few years of continuous sobriety. For me, a person who wound up at the bottom of the heap after twenty-seven years of drinking and ten years of addiction to pills, this is truly a miracle.

It was in an institution that I learned to take my first feeble inventory and found my God again, this time a kind and loving God, who lightened the burden for me while I was confined. Upon my sentencing and...

-- Connie A.

Columbus, Ohio